Agenda Slavery The Civil War Jim Crow Laws The Civil Rights Movement Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trails Trails of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentlemen Harper Lee
Slavery Began from 1760 BC The maritime town of Lagos, Portugal, was the first slave market created for the sale of imported African slaves. Most of the slaves were brought from Mauritania. Whites from Southern State traditionally bought and owned black slaves. Slaves had to follow everything that is commanded by the owner
Slavery In relation with To Kill a mockingbird: - Both discriminated the Blacks - In the novel, Blacks are always wrongly accused though they are innocent - Blacks have to obey the owner’s command, if not, they will be tortured.
The Civil War Southern States: - Texas, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Maryland Lincoln called for troops to proclaim war against the Southern States as he do not want it to expand - To allow the Blacks to have their own rights The war lasted for 4 years from 1961- 1965 Deadliest war in American’s history
The Civil War Cause of the war - The South had lost control of Congress, and was no longer able to silence calls for an end to slavery - Northern State destroyed Slavery completely
The Civil War In relation with To kill a mockingbird: - It was between the Blacks and Whites as Tom Robinson had to “fight” with Mayellain the courthouse.
Jim Crow Laws A song State and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. Describe the Racial segregation between the Blacks and Whites Whites were having more advantages in almost everything African Americans were unhappy as they were not treated the same way
Jim Crow Laws In relation with to kill a mockingbird: - Tom Robinson was wrongly accused by the Whites that he raped Mayella which he was actually innocent.
The Civil Rights Movement Began in 1950 Every citizen has the same rights by law, practical issues of discrimination remained. African-American Civil Rights Movement - Black Christian leaders and their white allies joined together to challenge the immoral system of racial segregation. Chicano Movement - Encompassed a broad cross section of issues—Education, political rights, etc.
The Civil Rights Movement President John kennedy supported it In the end, the Africans Americans are as equal as the Whites. In relation with To kill a mockingbird: - Atticus took up Tom Robinson raping case so as to help him fight for his innocence
Montgomery Blue Boycott and Scottsboro Trails Fighting for the rights of blacks in transport as they were biased towards the whites and they have to give up their seats to the whites. Nine black teenaged boys accused of rape in Alabama. - Tom Robinson was also wrongly accused of raping Mayella.
Trails of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentlemen Southern Belle: A young woman of the American Old South's upper class. Southern Gentlemen: Good manners and respect Relation with To kill a mockingbird Atticus: Polite and respect towards the elders and Blacks. Bob Ewell: Violent, discriminate the Blacks.
Harper Lee Born on 1926 in Alabama Pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama. None except To kill a mockingbird Awarded the pulitzer prize To kill a mockingbird was significant to her: - Only novel published - Dill was inspired by Lee's childhood friend and neighbour