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  1. 1. Black History<br />By: SohZheng Yang<br /> 2P325<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Slavery<br />The Civil War<br />Jim Crow Laws<br />The Civil Rights Movement<br />Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trails<br />Trails of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentlemen<br />Harper Lee<br />
  3. 3. Slavery<br />Began from 1760 BC<br />The maritime town of Lagos, Portugal, was the first slave market created for the sale of imported African slaves.<br />Most of the slaves were brought from Mauritania.<br />Whites from Southern State traditionally bought and owned black slaves.<br />Slaves had to follow everything that is commanded by the owner<br />
  4. 4. Slavery<br />In relation with To Kill a mockingbird:<br /> - Both discriminated the Blacks<br /> - In the novel, Blacks are always wrongly accused though they are innocent<br /> - Blacks have to obey the owner’s command, if not, they will be tortured.<br />
  5. 5. The Civil War<br />Southern States:<br /> - Texas, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Maryland<br /> Lincoln called for troops to proclaim war against the Southern States as he do not want it to expand<br /> - To allow the Blacks to have their own rights <br />The war lasted for 4 years from 1961- 1965<br />Deadliest war in American’s history<br />
  6. 6. The Civil War<br />Cause of the war <br /> -  The South had lost control of Congress, and was no longer able to silence calls for an end to slavery<br /> - Northern State destroyed Slavery completely<br />
  7. 7. The Civil War<br />In relation with To kill a mockingbird:<br /> - It was between the Blacks and Whites as Tom Robinson had to “fight” with Mayella in the courthouse to prove his innocence.<br />
  8. 8. Jim Crow Laws<br />A song<br />State and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. <br />Describe the Racial segregation between the Blacks and Whites<br />Whites were having more advantages in almost everything<br />African Americans were unhappy as they were not treated the same way <br />
  9. 9. Jim Crow Laws<br />In relation with to kill a mockingbird:<br /> - Tom Robinson was wrongly accused by the Whites that he raped Mayella which he was actually innocent.<br />
  10. 10. The Civil Rights Movement<br />Began in 1950<br />Every citizen has the same rights by law, practical issues of discrimination remained.<br /> African-American Civil Rights Movement<br /> - Black Christian leaders and their white allies joined together to challenge the immoral system of racial segregation.<br />Chicano Movement <br /> - Encompassed a broad cross section of issues—Education, political rights, etc.<br />
  11. 11. The Civil Rights Movement<br />President John kennedy supported it<br />In the end, the Africans Americans are as equal as the Whites.<br />In relation with To kill a mockingbird:<br /> - Atticus took up Tom Robinson raping case so as to help him fight for his innocence<br />
  12. 12. Montgomery Blue Boycott and Scottsboro Trails<br />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.<br />Nine black teenaged boys accused of rape in Alabama.<br /> - Tom Robinson was also wrongly accused of raping Mayella.<br />
  13. 13. Trails of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentlemen<br />Southern Belle: A young woman of the American Old South's upper class.<br />Southern Gentlemen: Good manners and respect<br />Relation with To kill a mockingbird<br />Atticus: Polite and respect towards <br />the elders and Blacks.<br />Bob Ewell: Violent, discriminate the <br />Blacks.<br />
  14. 14. Harper Lee<br />Born on 1926 in Alabama<br />Pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama.<br />None except To kill a mockingbird<br />Awarded the pulitzer prize<br />To kill a mockingbird was significant to her:<br /> - Only novel published<br /> - Dill was inspired by Lee's childhood friend and neighbour<br />