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  • 1. To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Notes
  • 2. The Great Depression• October 1929 – The Stock Market crashed following a decade of thriving economy after World War I.• People had no work and no one was hiring.• Men jumped trains to travel and look for work.• The government began to create programs to develop jobs to help the economy.
  • 3. Segregation• The separation of races or genders for a purpose.
  • 4. Racism• Discrimination of another race for reasons such as supposed superiority.
  • 5. Jim Crow Laws• Created legalization of segregation by establishing separate but equal facilities.
  • 6. Scottsboro Trials• A legal case in the 1930’s• Two white prostitutes accused nine black boys of gang rape on a train.• The boys were convicted and sent to prison.• Eventually, the boys were freed.
  • 7. Martin Luther King, Jr.• Leader in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s.• Peaceful demonstration.• Worked to secure rights for all races.
  • 8. Civil Rights Movement• Slavery ended in the 1860’s• MLK encouraged peaceful demonstrations and the structure of the government to make the changes.
  • 9. 1930’s• Big Band Music• Radio Shows• Hobos• The Great Depression
  • 10. 1960’s• MLK• Rosa Parks• Hippies• Beatles• CRM• Rock – n- Roll