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Friday, February 19, 2016
Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, dead at 89
Actor Gregory Peck (left) plays lawyer Atticus Finch, and defends Tom Robinson (actor Brock Peters), a Black man falsely accused of raping a White woman in the rural South, in the 1962 film 'To Kill A Mocking Bird,' a movie based on Harper Lee's 1960Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
(CNN) Harper Lee, whose debut novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' immortalized her name with its story of justice and race in a small Southern town and became a classic of American literature, has died. She was 89.