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AMERICAN MASTERS

James McBride on To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Aired: 04/02/2012
  • 03:29
  • Rating: NR
James McBride, author of the memoir The Color of Water, discusses how Harper Lee used the voice of her protagonists in To Kill a Mockingbird to bravely provide an accessible and radical point of view about racism in 1960. He describes and how today's authors can expand upon Lee's views. HarperLee: Hey Boo airs Monday April 2nd at 10 p.m. (check local listings).
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James McBride on To Kill a Mockingbird
James McBride on To Kill a Mockingbird
McBride reflects on Harper Lee's subtle activism and the role of writers in civil rights
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