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A Mockingbird & the Learning Tree: The Need to Expand Our Shared Stories

Dr. Ben Railton, English Studies

Wednesday, February 24, 5-6PM

Google Meet: meet.google.com/ibo-rzjm-xrn

Google Livestream: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/df2026a3-06d8-4672-b5c4-bc41bd2710f0?authuser=0

Phone: (‪US‬)‪+1 402-726-1090‬  PIN: ‪494 629 693#‬

To Kill a Mockingbird, both the 1960 novel and the 1962 film, remains one of the stories through which Americans most frequently engage with issues of race, community, and history, in our classrooms and our collective conversations alike. 

In this talk, Dr. Railton (English Studies) will use Gordon Parks' 1963 autobiographical novel and 1969 film adaptation The Learning Tree to make the case for  expanding the stories and voices we read, view, and remember.