The Whiteness of Literary Landmarks


From Alice Walker:

Standing there knocking on Flannery O’Connor’s door, I do not think of her illness; her magnificent work in spite of it; I think: It all comes back to houses.

Of all the preserved writers’ houses of the world, there are only four belonging to people of color that are open to the public. Flavorwire explains the systemic whiteness of literary preservation.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →