Cotton Tenants

Panelists talked about the book Cotton Tenants: Three Families, and the work of James Agee and Walker Evans. In 1936, five years before they published Now… read more

Panelists talked about the book Cotton Tenants: Three Families, and the work of James Agee and Walker Evans. In 1936, five years before they published Now Let Us Praise Famous Men, James Agee and Walker Evans produced a feature article for Fortune magazine titled “Cotton Tenants,” about three poor families in Alabama living through the Great Depression. The 30,000 word article and accompanying photos were never published by Fortune, but Cotton Tenants was discovered decades later in a collection of Agee’s manuscripts housed at the University of Tennessee. This event was hosted by the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. close

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Cotton Tenants

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Program ID:
313808-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 2013 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2013 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 14, 2013 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2013 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2013 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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