Henry Woodfin Grady


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(1850–89), Georgia journalist and orator who, as editor of the Atlanta Constitution (1879–89) and as a speaker was an important influence in the rebuilding of the South by pointing the way to economic and racial readjustments. His famous oration The New South was delivered before the New England Club in New York City, in December 1886, and published in The New South and Other Addresses (1904) and in his Complete Orations and Speeches (1910).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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