SI OUTLOUD: MUSIC & WORD: "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Beth Gorrie hosts and coordinates readings and more from this classic novel by Harper Lee. We’ll read & discuss excerpts from the novel, together with texts concerning some of the flashpoints in the American civil rights movement that Mockingbird helped catalyze. For example, we’ll feature two new books about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in honor of its 50th anniversary.
We’ll consider the 60th anniversaries of the death of Emmett Till, and of the U. S. Supreme Court’s historic school desegregation decision. We’ll also explore texts concerning the Scottsboro Boys, which partly inspired the courtroom chapter in “Mockingbird”.
MUSIC: Joan & Gary Moore, with special guest Jeannine Otis, will perform music of the American Civil Rights movement, which underscored key events that coincided with the publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird”.