NAACP member Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger, defying a southern custom of the time.
James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Violence and riots surrounding the incident cause President Kennedy to send 5,000 federal troops. </li></ul>
The Civil Rights Movement <ul><li>President John F Kennedy supported the movement.
In the end, the Africans Americans were to be treated asequal as whites.
In relation to the novel, </li><ul><li>Atticus defended Tom Robinson, just like the movement, which fought for equal treatment of the blacks. </li></ul></ul>
<ul>Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trials </ul><ul><li>Both were due to the racial discrimination of blacks as the transport system was biased
In the novel and Scottsboro Trials, both blacks were accused of rape that they did not commit. </li></ul>
<ul>Traits of a True Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman </ul><ul><li>A southern Belle is an archetype for a young woman of the American Old South's upper class.
A southern gentleman are respected and from the upper class </li></ul>
<ul>Harper Lee </ul><ul><li>Born on April 28, 1926
An American author best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird
Assisted her close friend, Truman Capote, in his research for the book In Cold Blood .
TKAMB was important to her as, </li><ul><li>It was her only book published