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Black history


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Black history

  1. 1. Black history<br />Done by: Andy Low<br />2p302<br />
  2. 2. Slavery <br />Began in the ancient times(as early as ancient Egypt and China)<br />Known as the triangle trade, the colonists traded rum and molasses with Africa in<br />Brought from North Mauritania <br />Whites traditionally bought and owned Blacks<br />Slaves had to do as they were told by their masters<br />
  3. 3. Slavery <br />Novel<br /> -Similar in the context that blacks are discriminated against by the whites.<br /> - In the novel, Blacks were always suspected of committing crimes and breaking the law<br /> -Study of slavery allows us to have background information on why the blacks were discriminated against.(In the past, Blacks were slaves and thus even though slavery was abolished, the Whites regarded them as beings of a lower status. Also caused by Jim Crow laws )<br />
  4. 4. Civil war<br />Southern states<br /> -Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware<br />Abraham Lincoln was the president who declared war against the South<br />
  5. 5. Civil war<br />South had lost control of Congress, and was no longer able to silence calls for an end to slavery by the more populated free states of North.<br />Duration :April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865<br />Slavery for the Confederacy's 3.5 million blacks effectively ended.<br />
  6. 6. Civil war<br />Novel:<br /> - Tom Robinson was ‘fighting’ against Mayellain the court, so it was like “Black vs White”<br />
  7. 7. Jim Crow law<br />Song name<br />Segregation of public schools, washrooms, transportation, <br />State and local laws in the United States enacted betwe6en 1876 and 1965<br />Blacks were unhappy of the unfair treatment.<br />
  8. 8. Jim Crow law<br />In novel<br /> -Tom Robison falsely accused of rape<br />
  9. 9. Civil Rights movement<br />Began in 1950<br />Aimed to abolish public and private acts of racial discrimination and against African Americans and other disadvantaged groups.<br />The Chicano Movement<br /> -sought political empowerment and social inclusion for Mexican-Americans<br />American Indian Movement<br /> -Violent protest gatherings, armed seizure public facilities<br />
  10. 10. Civil rights movement<br />Supported by president John F. Kennedy<br />African Americans regained their rights as Americans.(No more segregation)<br />Relation to Novel:<br />-Atticus became Tom’s Robinson’s defending lawyer in order to prove his innocence, and did not refuse to take the case just because he is a Black.<br />
  11. 11. Montgomery Bus Boycott &Scottsboro trials<br />Both the Blacks were fighting for their rights due to the biased transport system<br />Nine black teenaged boys were accused of rape, and similarly, Tom Robinson was falsely accused of rape.<br />
  12. 12. Traits of a true southern Belle and southern gentleman<br />Southern Belle<br /> -Proper etiquette, penmanship, ballroom dancing, needle work and even mourning customs<br />Southern gentleman<br /> -Polite, respectful<br />Southern ladies sew to pass their time<br />
  13. 13. Traits of a true southern Belle and southern gentleman<br />In novel:<br />Atticus Polite and respectful to elderly ladies and Blacks<br />Bob Ewell  Violent, discriminates Blacks<br />
  14. 14. Harper Lee<br />Studied law in Alabana<br />Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States for her contribution to literature in 2007<br />Recipient of numerous honorary awards<br />Born in April 28, 1926<br />Novels written by her:<br /> -To kill a mocking bird<br />Why was TKMB significant to her<br /> -Her one and only novel<br /> -Inspired by childhood friend and neighbour<br />