James Saxon Childers

Birmingham native James Saxon Childers (1899-1965) was a writer of both fiction and nonfiction and is best known for his travel writing and the novel A Novel About a White Man and a Black Man in the Deep South. He served in the military during both world wars, taught for nearly 20 years at Birmingham-Southern College, and wrote for the Birmingham News and the Atlanta Journal.

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