News and Events
The Great Depression- Historical perspective on the setting of To Kill A Mockingbird
JAN 29, 6:30 PM
Film Screening and discussion:
Presented by the Film and Media Archives of the Washington University Libraries Washington University West Campus Library, 7425 Forsyth Blvd, 63105
Using film footage, photographs, and episodes from the Henry Hampton's seven part PBS series entitled The Great Depression, the program will create the historical context in which the novel is set. The archival materials will help demonstrate how historical events and forces shaped the relationships between race and class in the South in the 1930's.
An exploration of To Kill a Mockingbird Through Art
JAN 31, 1 - 3 PM
Sponsored by Cultural Festivals of St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd, First Floor, 63110
Join local artisans to explore racial and social justice issues through the arts. This family friendly event will feature storytellers, a quilting project, theatrical performances and a writing and journaling workshop, followed by a book discussion beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Stereotypes and Bias: Unconscious Courtroom Drama
Feb 10th 11:30am
The trial of African-American Tom Robinson, wrongly accused of rape, and convicted by an all-white jury, painted a searing picture of the justice system. While much has changed since the fictional 1935 trial, there are still stereotypes and bias in our courtrooms today.
Kimberly Norwood, Professor of Law and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss the improvements to the justice system and highlight unconscious courtroom drama that still occurs.
Public Book Discussions
JAN 31, 3 PM
Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar Blvd, 63110
FEB 1, 2 PM
Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Ladue Crossing 8871 Ladue Road, 63124