House to Honor “To Kill a Mockingbird”


to-kill-a-mockingbirdOn the agenda for the House of Representatives this week, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s Office: House Resolution 1525, “Honoring the 50th anniversary of the publication of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ a classic American novel authored by Nelle Harper Lee of Monroeville, Alabama.”Rep. Jo Bonner introduced the resolution, which has quickly garnered more than 80 co-sponsors.

The resolution for “Mockingbird,” which was published in 1960 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, calls the book “one of the great American novels of the 20th century” and praises it for addressing “the issue of racial inequality in the United States by revealing the humanity of a community grappling with moral conflict.”

Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 by President George W. Bush.



  1. Let’s remember – at one time we were discriminated against in the US and regarded as belonging to an “inferior race.” Some of us are old enough to appreciate that anti-Semitism is no longer acceptable in polite society, but it hasn’t been that long ago. Watch “Gentleman’s Agreement” – from the 1940’s – and you’ll get an education o what your grandparents encountered in this country.

  2. I guess this is the best use of the House’s time and resources as it keeps them from messing things up even more! Our tax dollars at work!