To Kill a Mockingbird: An Examination of Race and Justice 50 Years Later

Monday, February 28, 2011
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Sixth Floor Student Lounges
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic book, To Kill A Mockingbird. This book (and the award-winning film) have influenced generations of students to pursue careers in the law. This program will provide a critical examination of the criminal justice, racial justice, and socioeconomic issues in the book and the film with a preview screening of the acclaimed documentary “Our Mockingbird.” A theater production of To Kill Mockingbird by students from an all-black high school and students from an all-white high school provide the backdrop for this provocative documentary, which also includes poignant commentary by a wide array of legal scholars, civil rights activists and public figures on how To Kill A Mockingbird still resonates in our national discourse when we discuss race, class, and justice. Professor Cynthia Jones, who is featured prominently in the film, and Sandra Jaffe, the filmmaker, will be present to discuss the documentary.


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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