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Pictures from an exhibition

Now on the AHF website are nearly 100 photos of our recent To Kill a Mockingbird events in Birmingham and Montgomery. The events included a panel discussion at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church on the impact of the book on the legal profession and the court system; an opening night exhibition reception and silent auction […]

No sadness in Mudville

I remember. In fact, I will never forget. Exactly 40 years ago in the city of Montgomery and at a spot named Patterson Field a hard fought, nail-biting baseball game took place. It was on a late May night as the Ensley High School Yellow Jackets squared off against Montgomery’s mighty Robert E. Lee Generals. […]

Artist plays historian

Wesley Higgins, an artist involved in AHF’s 50th-anniversary celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, decided to do some major research on the history and architecture of his subject, the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe County, Alabama. Higgins created a LEGO® sculpture replica of the Old Courthouse, which can be viewed here, and he even blogged […]

TKAM 2010: The man from Maycomb and the man from Maui

In the AHF-organized exhibition, “TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird—Awakening America’s Conscience,” are two arresting portraits: “Slavery” by Nall, and “Charles” by Caleb O’Connor. Neither work was executed specifically for the show, though Nall created “Slavery” in 2006 as an icon for the “Violata Pax” exhibition in Monaco using references to the book. Nevertheless, both […]

Celebrating birthdays

My recent birthday was fairly normal as birthdays go. The family excused me for some of the day to take in a college basketball game, and the good guys won. The fun is in the winning, and that got the day off to a great start. The hoops game was followed by a nice birthday […]