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On black history with reference to To Kill A Mockingbird

On black history with reference to To Kill A Mockingbird

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  • 1. Black History By: Lek Hong (14) (2P3)
  • 2. Agenda
    • Slavery
    • The Civil War
    • Kim Crow Laws
    • The Civil Rights Movement
    • Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trials
    • Traits of a True Southern Belle sand Southern Gentleman
    • Harper Lee
  • 3. Slavery
    • Began from ancient times
    • Portugal was the first slave market created for the sale of imported African slaves in South America.
    • Brought from northern Mauritania. (North America)
    • Southern whites traditionally bought and owned black slaves
    • Slaves had to obey every command by owner
  • 4. Slavery
    • In relation with novel
      • Both use racial discrimination against blacks
      • In the novel, blacks were discriminated by being wrongly accused though innocent
      • In actual slavery, blacks are treated cruelly and have to obey the white’s command
  • 5. The Civil War
    • Cause of the War
      • Northern States had abolished slavery
      • Southern States were afraid of losing control of slavery
      • Disagreement between Abolitionists (against slavery) and the Southern territory resulted in the war
  • 6. The Civil War
    • Southern States:
      • Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delawar
      • Abraham Lincoln proclaimed war against south
      • Fought for rights and freedom of the black slaves
      • Duration: April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865
  • 7. Jim Crow Laws
    • Not a person
    • A song name
    • State and local laws used in America during the period of 1876 and 1965
  • 8. Jim Crow Laws
    • Separated the blacks and whites
    • Give the whites an advantage in social, education, etc
    • Blacks were they were unfairly treated and were unhappy
  • 9. Jim Crow Laws
    • In relation with novel
      • Tom Robinson’s case, accused by a white who did not see him commit rape
  • 10. 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, and 2 men died
  • 11. The Civil Rights Movement
    • President John F Kennedy supported it
    • Outcome: African Americans are as equal as whites
    • Relation with novel: Atticus fought for the rights of Tom Robinson, like the Civil Rights Movement would have done
  • 12. Montgomery Bus Boycott & Scottsboro Trials
    • Both are for fighting for rights of black as the transport system was biased towards the whites
    • In Scottsboro Trials, black man was accused of rape he did not commit
      • Very similar case to novel with similar conditions. Both black men were accused of uncommitted rape
  • 13. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman
    • Belle
      • Proper etiquette, penmanship, ballroom dancing,
    • Gentleman
      • Humility and respect
  • 14. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman
    • In relation with novel
      • Atticus: True gentleman, impartial, reads widely, polite
      • Bob Ewell: Ruthless, violent and exercises discrimination
  • 15. Harper Lee
    • Born in 1926 in Alabana
    • Studied law at the University of Alabana
    • Helped wrote “In Cold Blood”
    • Received “Pulitzer Award 1961”
    • TKAMB was significant to her as it was auto-biographical
      • Dill was inspired by her childhood friend
      • Reflects on racism and discrimination
      • Only book published