Trellie James Jeffers


Dr. Trellie James Jeffers was born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. A product of Eatonton Colored Schools, she holds a BA degree from Spelman College, an MA degree from California State College, and a Doctorate of Humanities from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University).

She has spent nearly sixty years teaching from elementary school through college. Her final job was teaching French and English at Talladega College, in Talladega, Alabama, where she taught from 1985 though 2009; and from 1999 to 2009 she also served as Acting Dean of the Humanities at Talladega College.

Dr. Jeffers won a short story contest for her story, Sun Up Sun Down, which was later published by South Alabama Press. She has written numerous articles including The Black Black Woman and The Black Middle Class, and We Have Heard: We Have Seen: Do We Believe? The Clarence Thomas―Anita Hill Hearing, both of which were published by Black Scholar Magazine, and her article Booker T. Washington: The Mistaken Giant was published in Booker T. Washington – Interpretative Essays
Edited by Adeleke, Tunde . Dr. Trellie Jeffers is currently completing her memoirs.

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Up and Down The Evergreen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,660. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
“We are in it,” Billy announced, fear audible in his voice. Greene’s eyes went pass Billy, searching around the room as if he anticipated danger. His eyes focused upon an enclosed compartment. He threw back the enclosure and went in. Billy followed closely behind. Greene walked over to a blood-covered sheet where a middle-aged white man lay, his blue face covered with dried blood. . .

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