Frye Gaillard, a founding editor of Novello Festival
Press, is an author and journalist who writes extensively
about the South. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Gaillard has
written 18 books and co-edited four literary anthologies.
His latest book, CRADLE OF FREEDOM, is a popular history of
the civil rights movement. Gaillard is an elegant writer,
and his narrative of that traumatic period is a model of
dispassion and even-handedness. CRADLE OF FREEDOM flows like
a novel, but it is carefully researched, and more than
anything Gaillard puts a human face on black America's
struggle for equality and shows how ordinary people rose to
challenge the monstrous injustice of Jim Crow.
A former Southern Editor of The Charlotte Observer, Gaillard
lives with his wife, Nancy, in the town of Indian Trail,
Awards and Special Recognition...
CRADLE OF FREEDOM
2005 Lillian Smith Book Awards Winner
Alabama Library Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year