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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Effie Waller Smith

Effie Waller Smith


(p.123) Effie Waller Smith
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Much of the biographical information about poet Effie Waller Smith comes from oral history. Smith’s parents were born into slavery. After their marriage, they settled in Pike County, Kentucky, in a racially mixed community. Effie’s family became financially secure, and she and her two siblings attended local segregated schools before progressing to the Kentucky Normal School for Colored Persons in Frankfort. All three became teachers....

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