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University of South Alabama Common ReadWith the choice of his book, Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, as the 2015-16 Common Read book for the University of South Alabama, Frye Gaillard has begun a year’s worth of campus programming on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement – conducting readings and campus-wide discussions, hosting visiting speakers, and delivering guest lectures in multiple classes. Gaillard’s Writer in Residence position at the university also includes public programming throughout Alabama and the South, discussing his books and issues of importance. In the past three months, he has been a part of programs in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia, with readings and discussions from Cradle of Freedom; The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina; The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir; Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters; and Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music.
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Gaillard co-edited and wrote the foreword by this collection of new work by Alabama poet P.T. Paul. To Live and Write in Dixie was published in the winter of 2010 by Negative Capability Press, founded and operated by Alabama Poet Laureate Sue Walker. In the foreword, Gaillard called Paul’s book “…A thoughtful body of work, soaring in places, earthy in others, touching the heart and soul of the South.”
Monday, February 1, 2010
The fall 2009 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine contains Frye Gaillard’s personal tribute to the late Vanderbilt University Chancellor Alexander Heard, one of the greatest educators of the 20th century. Gaillard writes of his own student days at Vanderbilt and his interactions with Heard during those years in the 1960s. But more importantly, he writes about Heard’s steady hand at the helm of one of the South’s most respected universities.
Gaillard wrote the text for a traveling photography exhibition depicting the lives of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River as the 20th century drew to a close. For the past ten years these photographs, taken by award-winning photographer Carolyn DeMeritt, have traveled to venues throughout the South. Now an 80-page catalogue published in association with the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University offers a permanent record of this historic exhibition. This catalogue, entitled “We’re Still Here:” Native Americans of the South and East, can be ordered through Blurb.com. In addition, Gaillard’s 1998 book, As Long As the Waters Flow, which gave rise to the photography exhibition, is still available through John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, NC.
“Frye Gaillard in words and Carolyn DeMeritt with images have filled a broad gap in our knowledge…”
-- Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
“… A moving story of survival … a hopeful, exhilarating tale…”
-- Studs Terkel, author of Hard Times
Gaillard wrote the preface for this new collection of columns and other writings by the award-winning journalist and editor, John Grooms. Grooms’ intelligent, acerbic commentary set the tone for Creative Loafing, a weekly alternative paper in Charlotte, NC, which he edited and built into a major journalistic force. This book-length collection of Grooms’ best work was published in November, 2009, and is available through Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Charlotte, NC.
Gaillard contributed a chapter to this collection of commentary by some of the South’s leading scholars and authors. The book, edited by Anthony Dunbar, was published in 2008 by NewSouth Books of Montgomery, AL. Gaillard’s chapter, a profile of African-American doctor Regina Benjamin, drew renewed attention in 2009 when President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Benjamin to be Surgeon General of the United States.
This engaging collection of essays, published in 2008 and edited by journalist Ann Wicker, contains two chapters by Frye Gaillard. Gaillard wrote about singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman, a native of Spartanburg, SC, and country music legend Arthur Smith, composer of “Duelin’ Banjos.” The book is available through Novello Festival Press, Charlotte, NC.
“Making Notes is a rollicking road trip through the music of the Carolinas,” wrote former Rolling Stone publisher Terry Hummel. “If you really love music, don’t miss this book.”
Gaillard edited and wrote the introduction for this 2007 collection of remembrance by Charlotte writer Tom Peacock. The book, published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, features Peacock’s reflections on growing up in the Depression, as well as his own look back at World War II. “His recollections are rich in their array of characters,” Gaillard wrote, “and his wry observations are deepened by the depth of his gentle understandings.” The Way It Was, the first book-length collection of Peacock’s writings, was published when he was 87 years old.
Gaillard contributed two entries, one on Rosa Parks, the other on Ralph David Abernathy, to this online encyclopedia created by Auburn University. EOA was cited as a "Best of Free Reference" by the Library Journal, the library field's leading professional publication.
In March 2007, Gaillard presented a paper at a conference entitled, “Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue,” a national gathering of historians sponsored by the University of South Alabama’s Department of History in association with the Journal of American History. Gaillard’s paper, exploring the effects of the storm on the Alabama fishing village of Bayou La Batre, was published with those of the other scholars in the December 2007 edition of the Journal of American History.