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  • 1. Black History Done By: Ng Jia Sheng
  • 2. Slavery
    • No specific records
    • Started during Ancient Egypt
    • Slavery in America started
      • Lack of manpower in farms
      • Africans had too many people
      • Africans needed money
      • Push and pull factors present
      • Travel started by a Dutch trader
  • 3. Slavery
    • Slaves were brought mainly from Africa or Brazil
    • Slaves had to listen to their slave owners and not to be able to marry the free which are those who are not slaves
    • Any person that is shipped in and not a Christian will be a slave.
  • 4. Slavery in relation to the novel
    • Both use racial discrimination against the blacks.
    • In the novel the blacks were accused for nothing.
    • In reality the blacks had to listen to all the orders of the whites and were treated cruelly.
  • 5. The Civil War
    • The Southern States: Texas, Missouri, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
    • President Abraham Lincoln declared war on the Southern States.
    • The war was fought for the freedom of the slaves where the Northern States abolished slavery and the Southern States still wanted control over the slaves.
  • 6. The Civil War
    • The Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865.
    • The Northern States won the War and gained the freedom of the slaves.
  • 7. Jim Crow Laws
    • A song’s name
    • To state the local laws in America during the period of 1876 till 1965
    • Separated the blacks and the whites
    • Gave whites an advantage among the public in social, education and etc.
    • Blacks were treated unfairly and were very unhappy
  • 8. In relation to the novel
    • In Tom Robinson’s case, he was accused of rape by a white who did not see him committing that crime,
  • 9. The Civil Rights Movement
    • Started in 1950
    • Political movement of equality before the law, improves legal rights
    • Chicano Movement
      • Sought political empowerment and social inclusion for Mexicans
    • American-Indian Movement
      • Violent protest gatherings, 2 men died as a result
  • 10. The Civil Rights Movement
    • President John F. Kennedy supported the movement
    • Outcome: The Blacks were as equal as the Whites
    • Relation to the novel: Atticus fought for the rights of Tom Robinson, like the Civil Rights Movement would have done.
  • 11. Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trials
    • Both are fighting for the rights of the blacks as the transport system was biased to the whites
    • In the Scottsboro Trials, they were accused of rape which they never committed.
  • 12. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman
    • Southern Belle
      • Proper Etiquette
      • Penmanship
      • Ballroom dancing
    • Southern Gentleman
      • Humility
      • Respect
  • 13. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman
    • In relationship to the novel:
      • Atticus
        • True Gentleman
        • Impartial
        • Reads widely
        • Polite
      • Bob Ewell
        • Ruthless
        • Violent
        • Discriminates people
  • 14. Harper Lee
    • Born in Alabama 1926
    • Graduated from Monroe County High School in Monroeville
    • Graduated from University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949
    • Helped Truman Capote to write “Cold Blood” and wrote to “Kill a Mocking Bird”
    • Received “Pulitzer Award 1961” and “Presidential Award of Freedom 2007”
  • 15. Harper Lee
    • TKMB was significant as
      • Inspired as a childhood friend
      • Reflects on racism and discrimination
      • Only book published