Posted 02/19/2021  |  Back

The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library is excited to present Fitchburg State University Professor Ben Railton (English Studies) talk, A Mockingbird & The Learning Tree: The Need to Expand Our Shared Stories online at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24

To Kill a Mockingbird – both Harper Lee’s novel and the acclaimed film adaptation – 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 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. The talk will be followed by a Q&A panel. 

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