Last Updated 8/29/17 (This is a work-in-progress; corrections and additions are welcome)




devoted to the life and literature of Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933), a Southern Baptist minister who published more novels in book form than any other African American at the turn of the twentieth century.  Besides providing information about Griggs and his writings, a major purpose of this site is to draw attention to the scholarly editions of all five of Griggs’s novels to be published by West Virginia University Press in its Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture series. 
Information about the Regenerations series is available here: http://wvupressonline.com/series/regenerations

The first of these scholarly editions, The Hindered Hand; Or, The Reign of the Repressionist (1905), funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED!.

Here is the cover:

Sutton Griggs Speaks:

Listen to Griggs's Sermons,

"A Hero Closes a War,"
"Saving the Day," 

"Self-Examination," and "A Surprise Answer to Prayer," 

recorded in 1928,

at the links below:

A Hero Closes a War



More information about these recordings is available below (including the place and dates of the recordings and the names of two other sermons by Griggs for which audio is not available--"Speaking the Truth" and "Keeping the Peace"):