Harper Lee Honored at White House

The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in this 2007 ceremony.
1:05 | 02/03/15

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Harper Lee's beautiful book is a medication and family human complexity and some of the great themes of American life. At a critical moment in our history To Kill a Mockingbird help focus the nation on the turbulent struggle for equality. The novel became an instant American classic and earned her a Pulitzer Prize. Nearly half a century after its publication her work continues to captivate new readers who in Connor it's compelling power power for the first time. United States honors Harper Lee per outstanding contribution to the great literary tradition of America.

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