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Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Lee ... more »

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  • ''The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.''
    Harper Lee (b. 1926), U.S. author. Atticus Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird, pt. 1, ch. 11 (1960).
  • As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who ...
    Harper Lee (b. 1926), U.S. author. Atticus Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird, pt. 2, ch. 23 (1960). Addressing his son Jem.
  • I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of y...
    Harper Lee (b. 1926), U.S. author. Atticus Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird, pt. 2, ch. 20 (1960). In his speech to the jury.
  • Folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don'...
    Harper Lee (b. 1926), U.S. author. Calpurnia, in To Kill a Mockingbird, pt. 2, ch. 12 (1960).
  • ''Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.''
    Harper Lee (b. 1926), U.S. author. Scout, in To Kill a Mockingbird, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1960).
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