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Harper Lee court case... "To Kill A Mockingbird" under fire...
Item # 673844
January 16, 1966
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966
* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case
* Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India
Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immoral has made me count the years between now and 1984...", a reference to George Orwell's classic book 1984. Continuing she said, "...for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink."
This page also contains an article titled: "NEGRO POLITICIANS PLAN AN IDEA BANK".
The front page contains articles: "Mrs. Ghandi Wins key Support In Race for Leadership of India", "ROCKEFELLER SEEKS NEW WAY TO CURB MUNICIPAL STRIKES", and "NEGRO COLLEGES RECRUIT WHITES - Reverse Integration Drive Seeks Education Gains".
Other news, sports and advertisements are found throughout.
Believed to be complete but is being sold for the described content. The front page has edge tears and is missing the top right corner; however, primary content is not impacted. Overall the issue has rough edges on the right margin but for the era is in good condition. The Harper Lee article is quite nice.
Category: The 20th Century