Nelle Harper Lee
Born: Apr 28, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
1926 - Born in the small southwestern Alabama town of Monroeville on the 28th of April.
1931 - Lee was only five years old when in April in the small Alabama town of Scottsboro, the first trials began surrounding the purported rapes of two white women by nine young black men.
1944-1945 - Lee enrolled first at the all-female Huntingdon College in Montgomery.
1949 - Degree at the University of Alabama.
1959 - She completed To Kill a Mockingbird in the summer.
1960 - Published the To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate bestseller on the 11th of July.
1961 - Won her great critical acclaim, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1962 - Lee said of the Academy Award–winning screenplay adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird by Horton Foote.
1966 - In June, Lee was one of two persons named by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the National Council of Arts.
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