One of the most widely read works of American fiction, and perhaps one of the most beloved, it reached the 50th anniversary of its publication this summer.
For Flynt, that moment was in September Four young black girls were killed when four white supremacists bombed a downtown Birmingham church, and the fourth generation Alabamian minister lost his faith in the South. That this was just too much," he said. Then he read Lee's book, "To Kill a Mockingbird.
Historian Diane McWhorter said the book shows Lee was well ahead of her time. Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, but at 23 years old, she moved to New York while the civil rights movement of the s unfolded across the South.
It was then that she wrote "Go Set a Watchman," set during the same time.
Lee's agents allegedly discovered the "Go Set a Watchman" manuscript stapled to the back of a copy "To Kill a Mockingbird," but this latest novel was actually written first. In it, a year-old Scout returns home to Alabama to confront a racist Southern community.
Readers meet a more complex Atticus Finch, the noble, moral lawyer from "To Kill a Mockingbird" who is now a year-old rationalizing racist and segregationist.
McWhorter said it makes Finch more realistic. The release of "Watchman" comes one month after a white man shot nine black parishioners in a Charleston church. Just as Scout confronts her racist father in the new novel, America must come to terms with lingering hate.
When Flynt returned to Alabama inhe helped his black neighbors register to vote, and started teaching "To Kill a Mockingbird.
That's just not Harper Lee. Harper Lee always believes that life is lots more complicated than it seems and that there's always the possibility of redemption and reconciliation," he said. When it was announced last year that "Go Set a Watchman" had been discovered, there were rumors Lee may not have been mentally fit enough to consent to its release.
But everyone CBS News spoke to -- friends and colleagues -- said that they believe she was of sound mind and agreed to have this published.Mary Badham has lost touch with her "To Kill a Mockingbird" co-star, Phillip Alford, but if he happens to read this, she has a message for him: Let's get together and talk.
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You have probably heard, by this point, the news that Harper Lee is finally releasing a companion novel for To Kill A Mockingbird after over 50 years. Pretty exciting news, right? Her publisher has probably had a lot of time to figure out their publicity rollout and has also definitely made sure.
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