Although Lee was reported to be working on a second novel, no other novel by Lee was ever seen in print again. On November 6, 2007, President George W. Bush presented to Lee the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her services to literature. She was also awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2010. Refusing to appear for interviews or anything to do with her popular novel, Lee now lives a quiet life in Monroeville.
Listen to Kevin Powell's celebrated January 2008 speech on Martin Luther King Day. The speech is both a celebration of America's journey since the Civil Rights era, and a call for a progressive, multicultural coalition that is inclusive and loving of all Americans, all people, regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, or political ideology.
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