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SouthBound: Frye Gaillard On The ‘60s And What It Meant (Especially In The South)

Courtesy of New South Books

Frye Gaillard has been writing about the South for going on 50 years. In SouthBound's home base of Charlotte, he was a legendary feature writer for the Charlotte Observer. But he’s best known for his books, which range from a study of school integration to a biography of Jimmy Carter.

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Now, Gaillard has written a book called “A Hard Rain." In it, he looks at the 1960s at least partly through his own life as a young man growing up in Alabama and going to college at Vanderbilt as the country swirled around him. Through hard work and a little luck, Frye got to see many of the important people and events of the '60s up close.

He has spent his whole life thinking about that time, especially through the filter of the South. It's all poured into this book.

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • Blue Dot Sessions, "Jog To the Water"
  • El Kura, "Southern Ghosts"

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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our producer is Nick de la Canal. Our audience engagement producer is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.