This medal was chosen as the 81st issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series. The medal's obverse bears Br'er Rabbit trapped by Tar Baby, Br'er Fox at right. Above, UNCLE REMUS; below, HIS SONGS AND HIS SAYINGS; at right, JHH / © 1970. The medal's reverse bears Br'er Rabbit skipping through briars. Below, 1848 JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS 1908.
Julian Hoke Harris recalls his father's childhood reading of Uncle Remus: His Songs and his Sayings.
"By honoring Joel Chandler Harris, we are also recognizing the many unnamed story-tellers who have contributed to our heritage."
The Medallic Art Company struck 1,284 copies of this medal in bronze.