Lawyer seeks to honor early civil rights activist – Jackson Sun

Jackson SunLawyer seeks to honor early civil rights activistJackson SunOn June 23, 1940, the body of Elbert Williams was discovered in the Hatchie River south of Brownsville. An inquest determined that he died "by foul means at the hands of parties unknown," and his body was placed in the back of a pickup truck and taken …

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author publishing second novel (KTRK)

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," although it was finished earlier. The 304-page book will be Lee's second, and the first new work in more than 50 years. The publisher plans a first printing of 2 million copies. "In the mid- 1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman,'" the 88-year-old Lee said in a statement issued by Harper. "It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became 'To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout. "I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and …


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Chicago-area imam charged with sex abuse, faces civil suit

CHICAGO — A prominent Islamic scholar and longtime head of a suburban Chicago school has been charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school, authorities said Tuesday. A civil suit filed hours later accuses him of abusing that employee and three students. Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, 75, who founded the school in Elgin, called Institute of Islamic Education, is charged …

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