Item #4211 Dawn: A Charleston Legend. Dawn Langley Simmons.

Dawn: A Charleston Legend

Charleston, SC: Wyrick & Company, 1995. 8vo (6 1/16 x 9 ¼ in.) in cloth with dust jacket. 191 pp. Paste-in on free endpaper signed by author to “Ellen." Near fine condition, with one small stain on the bottom left corner of front jacket. / Minor wear to dust jacket, one small stain on the bottom left corner. Item #4211

A memoir by English author and biographer Dawn Langley Simmons, who underwent sex-reassignment surgery in 1968 and wed in the first interracial marriage in South Carolina. The book documents Simmons life from her childhood in England, through her life in South Carolina and the hostility she faced due to her marriage, and beyond.