Kathryn Tucker Windham

American storyteller, writer and photographer

1918   -   2011

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Huntingdon College
occupation: photographer, author, journalist, writer
award received: Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

Kathryn Tucker Windham (June 2, 1918 – June 12, 2011) was an American storyteller, author, photographer, folklorist, and journalist. She was born in Selma, Alabama, and grew up in nearby Thomasville.Windham got her first writing job at the age of 12, reviewing movies for her cousin's small town newspaper, The Thomasville Times. She earned a B.A. degree from Huntingdon College in 1939. Soon after graduating she became the first woman journalist for the Alabama Journal. Starting in 1944, she worked for The Birmingham News. In 1946 she married Amasa Benjamin Windham with whom she had three children. In 1956 she went to work at the Selma Times-Journal where she won several Associated Press awards for her writing and photography. She died on June 12, 2011. She was a longtime friend of Nall who introduced her works to the art world at large.
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13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

book of ghost stories by Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh

author: Kathryn Tucker Windham


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