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Carrie Allen McCray (October 4, 1913 – July 25, 2008) was an African-American writer born in Lynchburg, Virginia, whose published works include Ajs Means Goodbye (1966), The Black Woman and Family Roles (1980), and her first-person memoir, Freedom’s Child: The Life of a Confederate General’s Black Daughter (1998). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Ms. and The River Styx. Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof, her last collection of poems (edited by Kevin Simmonds) is forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press. In October 2006, a theatrical adaptation of the collection (with original music by Simmonds) debuted at the Columbia Museum of Art with McCray as narrator.

McCray was one of the founders and first board members of the South Carolina Writers Workshop, and was the namesake for its literary award. She was also a member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

McCray, who made her home in Columbia, South Carolina, since 1986, was the widow of John H. McCray, a South Carolina journalist and civil and political rights activist. She died on July 25, 2008, aged 94.

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Total Books: 5
Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof
2012 - Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof [Palmetto Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611170856
ISBN-10: 1611170850
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Freedom's Child The Story of My Mother a Confederate General's Black Daughter
Freedom's Child  The Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter
1998 - Freedom's Child the Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565121867
ISBN-10: 1565121864
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Piece of Time
Piece of Time [Crimson Edge Chapbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780961911140
ISBN-10: 096191114X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Freedom's Child The Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter