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Oct. 22 Screening of "Mockingbird" is Part of Memphis Reads Program
For release: October 12, 2007
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Memphis Reads will sponsor a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the Smith Hall Auditorium (Room 102) at the University of Memphis. The event, which is free and open to the public, is in collaboration with Rhodes College’s use of the novel as a text for its “Big Read” project.

The Oscar-winning 1962 movie is based on Alabama native Harper Lee’s novel of the same name.  The book and the movie, which stars Gregory Peck as Southern small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, examines social mores and race relations in the Depression-era South.

U of M faculty members Leigh Anne Duck, associate professor of English, and Ladrica Menson-Furr, assistant professor of English, will lead a discussion after the film focusing on connections between the film and the Memphis Reads book selection I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World.

For more information, call 901-678-2690.

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