To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, the SU English Department and Lehman Library are co-sponsoring a Panel Discussion and Film Showing on Wednesday evening, October 6, 2010 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Orndorff Theater in the Ceddia Union Building.
In addition to the panel discussion and film showing, a 50th Anniversary Celebration exhibit will be featured in the Reference area of the library from Oct 1-31. SU student, Samantha DePree (an English major) is responsible for the exhibit. Please support Samantha’s efforts by visiting and evaluating her exhibit sometime during the month of October.
For more information, contact Joyce Harding, email@example.com ext. 3289 or Mary Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 1193
A Video from the database "Films on Demand"
In Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee’s model for Maycomb, To Kill a Mockingbird is celebrated as a tribute to Southern life. This hard-edged program juxtaposes white and black experiences in the racially segregated South of the 1930s-1960s to deepen the understanding of the novel’s portrayal of racial tension and tolerated judicial bias. Interviews, archival footage, and photographs combine to illustrate the realities of segregation, lynching, white supremacy, injustice in the courts, and the Civil Rights movement. Dramatic readings from the novel and a powerful rendering of a blues song about lynching provide additional poignancy. A BBC Production. (20 minutes