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Gone With the Wind Author Funded Scholarships at Black University


This is a brief excerpt from a biography of Pulitzer prize-winning, author, Margaret Mitchell. It refutes the claims of racism that seeks to ban her classic work, “Gone With the Wind.” It reveals that she used the royalties of her best-selling novel to secretly fund scholarships for medical students at Morehouse College, a black university in Atlanta. Her complete biography is at:
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Margaret Mitchell’s heir, Eugene Mitchell, her nephew continued her legacy to the black community of Atlanta per Wikipedia: In 2002, Mitchell donated $1.5 million USD for a Margaret Mitchell Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Morehouse College is historically an African American institution. In 2005, Mitchell donated another $1.5 million for scholarships for the Morehouse College School of Medicine[8] The President of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. John E. Maupin Jr. stated, “From quietly giving support to black students to an endowed scholarship that bears his aunt’s name, Eugene Mitchell made it possible for Margaret Mitchell’s legacy to continue to help train minority physicians, leaving an impact on the Morehouse School of Medicine that will endure.”[9]

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