Diane McWhorter: Harper Lee, the National Antidote

Diane McWhorter: Harper Lee, the National Antidote

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April 8, 2016, 9:00 am

April 8, 2016 — Diane McWhorter, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center in 2014 and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, explores the questions raised by Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. “Now more than five decades after Harper Lee first awakened so many (white) people to their moral potential, we still need to be told that black lives matter. And Lee has left us with a stinging admonishment that a fictional white man’s act of quixotic futility really doesn’t,” she writes in Slate. Read more.