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Author CB Hackworth

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Dear Mammy

Newly discovered letters reveal the unlikely friendship that helped spur Margaret Mitchell to become one of Morehouse College's most generous patrons.

Sometime after midnight, in the early morning of December 16, 1939—more than five hours after settling into their seats—the city’s elite flowed out of Loew’s Grand Theatre, overjoyed at the spectacle they’d just witnessed. Margaret Mitchell emerged, enormously relieved. Hollywood had not destroyed her story after all. Read More