Biloxi Blues: School District in Mississippi Bans To Kill a Mockingbird

In light of the recent ban on Harper Lee's classic, one writer reflects on the history of racism and "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the South.

  • Harper Lee at a viewing of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1952.

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  • Statue in Monroeville, AL honoring Harper Lee.

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By taking this book out of the curriculum, Biloxi students are missing the opportunity to learn something about themselves, what they have been taught and what all is possible in the world.

The things she read changed her outlook on the world and about people. That is the power of the written word.

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