The Real Atticus Finch

Jun 21, 2016

The character of Atticus Finch was a hero in his children's eyes, and he's been a hero to children all around the world who have read "To Kill A Mockingbird" or seen the film adaptation. Harper Lee's story of a gentlemanly Southern lawyer who defends a black man charged with the rape of a white woman may be a work of fiction, but our next guest says Atticus Finch is based on a real person: his father. 

We speak with Atlanta-based lawyer and author Joe Beck. His new book is titled, "My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight For Justice in 1930s Alabama."