Courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library Archives
James Saxon Childers
Birmingham native James Saxon Childers (1899-1965) was a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, best known for his travel
writing and the novel A Novel About a White Man and a Black Man in the Deep South. He served in the military during both world wars, taught nearly 20 years at Birmingham-Southern College, and wrote for the
Birmingham News and the Atlanta Journal.