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Margaret Mitchell: News

American Masters Presents GPB's Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Monday, April 2 at 9 PM Followed by Harper Lee: Hey, Boo at 10 PM

Though their successes were nearly 30 years apart, Margaret Mitchell (11/8/1900 – 8/16/1949) and Nelle Harper Lee (born 4/28/1926) share much in common: two Southern white women who each won the Pulitzer Prize for their debut novels – Gone With the Wind (1936) and To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), respectively – two of the bestselling books of all time, both adapted into classic, Oscar®-winning films.

Both women were ahead of their time, challenging the social order and making a cultural impact with their books that still resonates today. American Masters delves into the lives of these authors in two documentaries premiering nationally on Monday, April 2.

GPB's Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel, which first premiered on GPB in June 2011 in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the book "Gone With the Wind" airs at 9 PM, and is immediately followed by Harper Lee: Hey, Boo at 10 PM. Be sure to tune in starting at 9 PM for Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel.

In conjunction with the June 30, 2011 broadcast premiere of the GPB Original film Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel and the 75th anniversary of the publication of Mitchell’s landmark book, Gone With the Wind, GPB teamed up with a community of partners hosted and supported “Remembering Margaret Mitchell” events throughout 2011.

The events included a Benefit Gala for the world premiere of the film at the Georgian Terrace Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

Below is a “Tour of Margaret Mitchell” Google map. Click on each pin to get the location and details of the event. A list and description for each event appears underneath the map.

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