50th anniversary screening of To Kill a Mockingbird at the White House

Mary Badham Wilt (who played Scout), Gregory Pecks's widow, and students from a local high school were among the audience in the White House theater for a 50th anniversary screening of the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird.

I remember how moved my father was by the film when it first came out, and only later realized it might have had something to do with the fact that his father had been an attorney in a small southern town and had represented black clients.

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