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  1. 1. The Cultural Context of To Kill a Mockingbird Whitnie Weaver Wilkes University EDIM 510
  2. 2. About the Author  Born in Monroeville, AL in 1926  Father was a celebrated lawyer  Witnessed many injustices against African-Americans
  3. 3. Clan Rallies were Very Common During Lee's Childhood
  4. 4. Jackie Robinson  First black Major Leaguer in 1947  Often dealt with racism in his life  Important person in desegregating sports
  5. 5. Rosa Parks  In 1955, refused to give up her seat  Led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  6. 6. The Little Rock Nine  Result from Brown v. Board of Eduation  African American students enrolled in an all-white school in 1957
  7. 7. Greensboro Sit-Ins  May 1960  African Americans refused to leave until served  Led to some diners being closed permanently
  8. 8. Martin Luther King, Jr  Instrumental in the 1955 bus boycott  Led a number of protests and demonstrations  Was assassinated in April 1968
  9. 9. Thurgood Marshall  First African- American Supreme Court judge  Remembered for his stance on Civil Rights
  10. 10. In Conclusion  To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1930s  It was written during the Civil Rights movement  Racial tension plays a very important role  Historical context matters

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