Sunday, May 31, 2015

How does Today's Jury System Compare to that in the Book/Movie "To Kill A Mockingbird"? A Little Prep for This Week's Spotlight on Harold Michael Harvey!

With a bit of serendipity as I was flipping through channels yesterday, I saw that the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, was just about to start... What a startling incident to happen as we are about to set off on a week's exploration of Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System...



The book, written by Harper Lee,

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

has become a classic...

Just wondering...are you a Harper Lee type of person...or, like those, who made up the jury in this book??? Are you willing to consider your place in the race relations issues in America? Join in the discussion! 

I've picked three videos to share or remind you of this story. The final words of the closing argument...


The Trailer


Or Watch the whole movie and see a wonderful, yet tragic story~


Excerpts of Justice in the Round begin tomorrow... Please feel free to add questions of the author as a comment...Actual discussion will appear Thursday and I'll try my best to get any questions answered before then...

See you tomorrow!