Peggy Marsh (Mitchell) Writes Her Book: Gone with The Wind

Lead: In the late 1930s a young woman from Georgia won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was her only book. She called it Another Day.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Peggy Marsh was an unreconstructed Southerner and held the Old South and its legends almost in reverence. She felt that twentieth-century generations were losing touch with the old ways and that the culture she revered was becoming all but lost. In the mid-1920s she resolved to write a book, a novel that would tell the story of the Old South.

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Emma Lazarus & The Statue of Liberty

Lead: At first reluctant, Emma Lazarus gave in and wrote the words that helped build the symbol of America's welcome.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: The money wasn't coming in and Joseph Pulitzer was becoming very frustrated. Publisher of the New York World, a Hungarian immigrant who fought in the Civil War, Pulitzer had taken, as his personal crusade, the task of raising money to build the pedestal on which the colossus was to rest. The arrangement was that France would supply the statue if the United States would build the base. Work in Paris was on schedule but in America, people did not seem to be very concerned.

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