Joel Chandler Harris Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: December 9, 1848 in Eatonton, Georgia
Died: July 3, 1908 in West End, Georgia
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n the 1880s, Harris (1848-1908) a former journalist for Georgia newspapers, became one of the first American writers to use original dialects in his stories rooted in Black folklore. His lead character was Uncle Remus, a servant who entertains the young son of his master with tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear, animals with distinctly human qualities. His books, which are credited with preserving the African-American heritage of the old South, include Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings (1880), Nights with Uncle Remus (1883) and Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit (1906).
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