LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946
LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946

LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH Marel Brown 1st Ed African Am 1946

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  LILLY MAY AND DAN: TWO CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH by Marel Brown — First Edition / First Printing, African American Awareness and Activism, 1940s Southern Baptist (1946)

 Publisher: Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta (1946)

 Exceedingly rare edition of "Lilly May and Dan: Two Children of the South" by Marel Brown (Margret Snow Brown) in a first edition, first printing from 1946, published by the Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, in Atlanta Georgia. Marel Brown was a very well known African American activist, writer and poet in Georgia (please see below for more information). The softcover wraps and binding are solid and tight. Small chip to the top fore-edge of the front cover and a spot of foxing on the front and back cover. The pages and illustrations are crisp and clean, save for a small spot of foxing on pages 39 and 41. An exceedingly rare first edition copy of an African American awareness children's book from a very well known early African American author and activist. A wonderful, scarce find and an historical treasure. Please see below for more information on Marel Brown and her activism.

Biography of Marel Brown (Margret Snow Brown)

Marel Brown was the pen name of Margaret Snow Brown (1899-1991), an Atlanta-based author, poet, and housewife. Margaret Elizabeth Snow was born on 17 December 1899 in Carrollton, Georgia, to Mr. and Mrs. Britt Snow. Around 1902, the Snow family moved to Atlanta, where Margaret later met and married Alexander Booth Brown (a native of Aberdeen, Scotland) in 1919. From the mid-1920s to early 1940s, Brown edited the page for boys and girls in the "Christian Index." From the early 1940s to the early 1970s, Brown authored several published works of poetry and prose, most notably "Fence Corners," "Hearth-Fire," "Red Hills," and "The Shape of a Song." Her writings also appeared in numerous religious magazines and journals. Brown, an active member of the Druid Hills Baptist Church, participated in numerous local and national civic and social organizations, among them the Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, the Atlanta Writers' Club, the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Georgia Writers' Association, the Ladies' Burns Club of Atlanta (affiliated with the Burns Club of Scotland), and the Poetry Society of America. In memory of her husband, who died 13 December 1975, Brown funded and supported the Warren Memorial Boy's Club, where she also served on the Board of Directors. Marel Brown died September 26, 1991.