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Harper Lee

To better understand her classic
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Ilinca Enache

on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 1926 The world welcomes Nelle Harper Lee 1945 Lee Goes to University of Alabama 1949 Follow your dreams Harper Lee Before reading her classic, it might be interesting to know more about her life This might also help you understand the historical context of the novel April 18 Monroeville Alabama Youngest of four Daughter of a lawyer and a homemaker Monroeville Intends to pursue a law degree but dislikes it Enjoys working for the campus newspaper (could this foreshadow her future career as writer, perhaps?) Goodbye law school, hello New York City! Lee quits law school to pursue her career as a writer Events that had an impact on Lee? 1955 August 28 Emmett Till is brutally and unfairly murdered by a group of white men. He was an African-American, only 14 years old. December 1st 42-year-old African-American Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat in the bus to a white passenger and gets arrested. To Kill a Mockingbird is Published 1960 First edition Lee is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill A Mockingbird, at the age of 35. 1961 December 25th, the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is released 1962 **This trailer is for the 50th edition that just came out. A good quality version of the original trailer could not be found. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007 "At a critical moment in our history, her beautiful book, To Kill A Mockingbird, helped focus the nation on the turbulent struggle for equality."
- White House Press Release References Timeline events:

Shmoop Editorial Team. (November 11, 2008).Harper Lee Timeline of Important Dates. Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://www.shmoop.com/harper-lee/timeline.html

Images in Chronological Order:

[Untitled photograph of Harper Lee and her novel]. (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://www.garden-of-books.com/2011/04/happy-birthday-harper-lee.html

[Alabama in United States] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Alabama_in_United_States.svg&page=1

[University of Alabama Seal] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BamaSeal.png

[Sky View of Downtown Manhattan circa 1950] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://www.bradleyjobling.com/2011/07/03/the-age-of-the-writer-the-importance-of-creatives-in-digital-marketing/

[Untitled photograph of Emmett Till] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Emmett_Till.jpg

[Rosa Parks Booking] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rosa_Parks_Booking.jpg

[To Kill a Mockingbird Firs Edition] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://www.tokillamockingbirdfirstedition.com/

[Untitled photograph of Harper Lee] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://perplexity-of-being.blogspot.ca/2012/08/profile-harper-lee-1926.html

[Harper Lee Presidential Medal] (n.d.) Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harper_Lee_Medal.jpg

[Untitled photograph of forest and tire swing] (n.d.) Edited by Ilinca Enache for background. Retrieved October 20, 2012, from http://allsparkledup.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/morning-tire-swing.jpg
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