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To Kill AMockingbirdby Harper Lee

Harper Lee American writer, awarded Pulitzer Prizein 1961 34 when published; her first and onlynovel Descendent of Robert E. Lee, theSouthern Civil War general Lee’s father was an attorney; shestudied law at the University ofAlabama /videos

drawn from Author’s life 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama (fictional town) Lee born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama, asmall town that inspired her writing Finch (Scout, Atticus, Gem) Lee's mother’s maiden name Character of Dill based on Truman Capote, Lee'schildhood friend

Main CharactersAtticus FinchProtagonist:Jean Louise “Scout” FinchTom Robinson

Antagonistic ForcePerson vs. Society Intense hatred and racist attitudesThe Ewells Whites felt superior to blacksMrs. Dubose Overt violent racist acts Based on real attitudes of many southern whitesduring this time in American history

Jim Crow racial caste system operated primarily, in southern andborder states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was morethan a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under JimCrow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second classcitizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism.

Segregation wasfederal law

Rosa ParksSat down to “stand up”On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey busdriver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored sectionto a white passenger, after the white section was filled.

South Boston &Little Rock 9: Arkansas41 years ago (1970s) Boston Busing/Desegregation Project -goal was equity in education, regardless of race and class but insteadracial slurs by public and police officers -- tensions -- spitting; bricks,golf balls thrownThe Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolledinLittle Rock Central High School in 1957.

KKKKu Klux KlanThe "Ku Klux Klan" name was used by a numerous independent local groupsopposing the Civil Rights Movement and desegregation, especially in the1950s and 1960s.Members adopted white costumes: robes, masks, andconical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide theiridentities.

Violent ActsAttributed to KKK Birmingham, AL, churchbombing Four girls killed16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed onSunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism.September 16, Alabama church honors girls with statue

Emmett Till Murder 14-year-old boy Visits Mississippi fromChicago Whistles at Caucasianwoman Two found acquitted ofkidnapping and murder Later confessed to killing

The Civil Rights Movement

Violent Reactions towards CivilRights Activists

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocated for equality,peace and civil rights Assassinated in 1968, at ageof 39 50th anniversary of“dream” speechcommemorated by President

TKaM ThemesLoss and suffering of innocent peopleInequalities due to race and social classMan’s inhumanity to manResisting the status quo by taking a standAre you willing to stand up for what is right evenif it means standing alone?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Harper Lee American writer, awarded Pulitzer Prize in 1961 34 when published; her first and only novel Descendent of Robert E. Lee, the Southern Civil War general Lee’s father was an attorney; she . TKaM Intro Author:

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