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#GivingTuesday: WW Fellowship a dream come true

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Leading up to #GivingTuesday on December 1, WW Perspectives is featuring just some of the ways the foundation has changed the lives of its Fellows.

Raymond W. Smith had always had literary aspirations when a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship took him to Yale for the American Studies program in 1964. Meeting Walker Evans at Yale brought Mr. Smith to photography. Now, 40 years after his photographic tour of the American South, Mr. Smith has published his photos in a collection titled In Time We Shall Know Ourselves:

Those first three years with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship gave me a chance to really immerse myself in American history and literature and art through some wonderful faculty. I am eternally grateful to the Foundation. It was such a springboard to be at Yale. To get this book published…has been a dream ever since I started this project. To finally realize that goal, it has meant a great deal to me.

See some of the other stories and learn more about the #GivingTuesday movement here. Support WW on December 1 by signing up for our Thunderclap, spreading the word on your social media accounts, or giving financially at Woodrow.org/support.


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