Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Roark Bradford



Marker ID: THC 4E 24
Location: TN 88, Lauderdale County, 1.7 miles west of Halls
County: Lauderdale
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Waymark: None
 



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Born 4.1 miles west, near Nankipoo, August 21, 1896, this author's stories of Mississippi River and Delta characters, including "How Come Christmas," "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun," "John Henry," "Kingdom Comin'," and "This Side of Jordan," won him wide fame. The play "The Green Pastures" was adapted from his stories. He died Nov. 13, 1948.