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Weary Feet, Rested Souls - Jacket Design by Julie Metz. Jacket Photograph: Selma March c 1978 Matt Heron/Take Stock
Weary Feet, Rested Souls
Hardback published
January 1998
Jacket Design by Julie Metz.

Weary Feet, Rested Souls - paperback cover
Weary Feet, Rested Souls Paperback published
February 1999


Townsend Davis

Townsend Davis (photo by Lauren McCollester)

Townsend Davis is a lawyer and former journalist living in New York City. He was inspired to write Weary Feet, Rested Souls while working as a law clerk on the federal Court of Appeals in Savannah, Georgia in 1991, his first exposure to the Deep South.

Weary Feet was the product of more than 30,000 miles of field research, 100 original interviews and reviews of existing historical and archival material. In addition to writing Weary Feet, he took many of the black and white photographs that appear in the book.

His articles have appeared in The New Republic, Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer, and Columbia Law Review.