Eli N. Evans is president emeritus of the Charles H. Revson Foundation in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.A.) and Yale Law School (J.D.) and served as a speechwriter on the White House staff of President Lyndon B. Johnson. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Evans is the author of The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South, Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate, and The Lonely Days Were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner.