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Black history

  1. 1. Black History By: Lek Hong (14) (2P3)
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Slavery </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Crow Laws </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery Bus Boycott and Scottsboro Trials </li></ul><ul><li>Traits of a True Southern Belle sand Southern Gentleman </li></ul><ul><li>Harper Lee </li></ul>
  3. 3. Slavery <ul><li>Began from ancient times </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal was the first slave market created for the sale of imported African slaves in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Brought from northern Mauritania. (North America) </li></ul><ul><li>Southern whites traditionally bought and owned black slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Slaves had to obey every command by owner </li></ul>
  4. 4. Slavery <ul><li>In relation with novel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both use racial discrimination against blacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the novel, blacks were discriminated by being wrongly accused though innocent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In actual slavery, blacks are treated cruelly and have to obey the white’s command </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Civil War <ul><li>Cause of the War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern States had abolished slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern States were afraid of losing control of slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disagreement between Abolitionists (against slavery) and the Southern territory resulted in the war </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Civil War <ul><li>Southern States: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delawar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln proclaimed war against south </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fought for rights and freedom of the black slaves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration: April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Jim Crow Laws <ul><li>Not a person </li></ul><ul><li>A song name </li></ul><ul><li>State and local laws used in America during the period of 1876 and 1965 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jim Crow Laws <ul><li>Separated the blacks and whites </li></ul><ul><li>Give the whites an advantage in social, education, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks were they were unfairly treated and were unhappy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jim Crow Laws <ul><li>In relation with novel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Robinson’s case, accused by a white who did not see him commit rape </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Civil Rights Movement <ul><li>Started in 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Political movement of equality before the law, improves legal rights </li></ul><ul><li>Chicano Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sought political empowerment and social inclusion for Mexicans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American-Indian Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Violent protest gatherings, and 2 men died </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Civil Rights Movement <ul><li>President John F Kennedy supported it </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: African Americans are as equal as whites </li></ul><ul><li>Relation with novel: Atticus fought for the rights of Tom Robinson, like the Civil Rights Movement would have done </li></ul>
  12. 12. Montgomery Bus Boycott & Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>Both are for fighting for rights of black as the transport system was biased towards the whites </li></ul><ul><li>In Scottsboro Trials, black man was accused of rape he did not commit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very similar case to novel with similar conditions. Both black men were accused of uncommitted rape </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman <ul><li>Belle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper etiquette, penmanship, ballroom dancing, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gentleman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humility and respect </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Traits of a true Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman <ul><li>In relation with novel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atticus: True gentleman, impartial, reads widely, polite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Ewell: Ruthless, violent and exercises discrimination </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Harper Lee <ul><li>Born in 1926 in Alabana </li></ul><ul><li>Studied law at the University of Alabana </li></ul><ul><li>Helped wrote “In Cold Blood” </li></ul><ul><li>Received “Pulitzer Award 1961” </li></ul><ul><li>TKAMB was significant to her as it was auto-biographical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dill was inspired by her childhood friend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflects on racism and discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only book published </li></ul></ul>

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