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As the literary world awaits publication of Harper Lee’s long lost novel "Go Set a Watchman," Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric takes viewers to Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee’s hometown and the fictional “Maycomb” in her blockbuster hit To Kill a Mockingbird. This latest episode of Viewfinder explores the controversy surrounding the new novel’s publication and looks back at the making of an instant classic about the segregated South.

Beyond To Kill a Mockingbird: The lost novel of Harper Lee

As the literary world awaits publication of Harper Lee’s long lost novel "Go Set a Watchman," Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric takes viewers to Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee’s hometown and the fictional “Maycomb” in her blockbuster hit To Kill a Mockingbird. This latest episode of Viewfinder explores the controversy surrounding the new novel’s publication and looks back at the making of an instant classic about the segregated South.

courthouse in monroeville where to kill a mockingbird was filmed.

Courthouse in Monroeville (Alabama) where 'To Kill a Mockingbird' trial scenes were filmed.

12.) The first electric streetcar in the world ran down Dexter Avenue in Montgomery.

Here Are 16 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Alabama

The first electric streetcar in the world ran down Dexter Avenue in Montgomery.

Farmers in town, Alabama, 1936, Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress Photo

Caption under this photo says these are St. Clair County farm folk spending the day in Eden. Also credits the famous Dorthea Lange for this, another of her Depression era photos.

4. Alabama State Fairgrounds, 1906

These 12 Rare Alabama Photos From The Past Are Unforgettable

George Eatman, ex-slave, age 93, Alabama. Taken in the 1930s.

Stunning portraits of former slaves photographed seventy years after the Emancipation Proclamation

Georgia Flournoy Alabama

Georgia Flournoy, ex African American slave, Works Progress Administration, photograph,

To Kill a Mockingbird

Gregory Peck in his acclaimed role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. The movie won three Oscars (including Peck for Best Actor) and was nominated for five more.

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