Harper Lee Letters Detail Influences That Shaped 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author
Between 1956 and 1961, "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee wrote a series of personal letters, now available to the public at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.
The letters, written during the same period as Lee wrote "Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman," sheds light on the relationships of a renowned writer who was legendarily private. The correspondence also provides a new look into the civil rights movement-era South in which Lee wrote her novels.
Host Tony Harris speaks with history professor Joe Crespino about a collection of Harper Lee's letters now available to the public at the Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.