Martin Luther King Jr Church
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Photo contributed by reader Delia Rae Saldivar.

Literary Alabama

The adventures in Alabama include birthplaces, museums, a church memorial, a wedding location, and an old courthouse, all of which speak to important times in American history.

Click any link below for author and place information.

A. Literary Montgomery (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald), Montgomery
B. Harper Lee and Truman Capote, Monroeville
C. Coretta Scott King, Marion
D. Helen Keller, Tuscombia

Additional writers from Alabama who do not have homes or workplaces open to the public include Lillian Hellman (Demopolis), William Bradford Huie (Hartselle), William March (Mobile), Albert Murray (Mobile and Tuskegee), and Eugene Walter (Mobile). Also, Oklahoman writer Ralph Ellison is an alumnus of the Tuskegee Institute. Read about Ralph Ellison here: Ralph Ellison in Oklahoma.

So get your sweet tea and follow the Alabama Author Adventures Trail!

Here is a timeline that keys into Alabama’s historical sites: