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How Harper Lee’s Hometown Brings Her Era To Life

Its performances of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ let audience members serve as jurors — if they’re white men over 18

A performance of the play / Alabama Dept. of Tourism

To Kill a Mockingbird is taught by more ninth and 10th grade teachers than any other book of fiction, one study found — but the brutal racism it describes can remain hard to fathom. Harper Lee’s…

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