Video: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Great American Novel Series

National Association of Scholars

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."

What makes To Kill a Mockingbird a great American novel? How does it deal with themes of racial injustice and the loss of innocence? Who influenced Lee's writings, and who did her writings influence?

This webinar features Allen Mendenhall, Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, and Editor of the Southern Literary ReviewChris Metress, University Professor and Associate Provost at Samford University; and Don Noble, Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Alabama. You can find links to the speakers' books by clicking here.

The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars.

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