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Harper Lee. Biography from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, dead at 89 by Todd Leopold, CNN. February 19, 2016. "Harper Lee, whose debut novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' immortalized her name with its story of justice and race in a small Southern town and became a classic of American literature, has died. She was 89 ... In a statement, Lee's family said, 'The family of Nelle Harper Lee, of Monroeville, Alabama, announced today, with great sadness, that Ms. Lee passed away in her sleep early this morning. Her passing was unexpected. She remained in good basic health until her passing. The family is in mourning and there will be a private funeral service in the upcoming days, as she had requested.'
... 'Mockingbird' ... was drawn from elements of Lee's childhood in Monroeville. In steady prose shaded by memory and lyricism, she describes how an impulsive girl, Scout Finch, her older brother, Jem, their friend Dill and a variety of other townspeople get caught up in the case of Tom Robinson, a black man who's been accused of rape in the Depression-era town of Maycomb, Alabama ... The book won the Pulitzer Prize, and Gregory Peck, who played Atticus in the acclaimed 1962 movie, earned an Oscar for best actor ... An earlier draft of the book, titled 'Go Set a Watchman,' was published in 2015.
Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville on April 28, 1926. She was the youngest of five children born to Amasa Coleman (A.C.) Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch ... Lee attended the University of Alabama, including a short stint in law school, but didn't finish.
... 'Mockingbird' was published in July 1960 and became an immediate best-seller. Indeed, it's never stopped selling; as of 2006, it had sold 30 million copies and moves a million more each year."
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird author, dies aged 89 from The Guardian, 19 Feb. 2016. "Writer whose 1961 novel became a defining text of 20th-century literature and of racial troubles in the American south has died in Monroeville, Alabama ... Lee, or Nelle as she was known to those close to her, had lived for several years in a nursing home less than a mile from the house in which she had grown up in Monroeville, Alabama - the setting for the fictional Maycomb of her famous book.
... Until last year, Lee had been something of a one-book literary wonder. To Kill a Mockingbird, her 1961 epic narrative about small-town lawyer Atticus Finch's battle to save the life of a black resident threatened by a racist mob, sold more than 40m copies around the world and earned her a Pulitzer prize. George W Bush awarded her the presidential medal of freedom in 2007.
... Lee was the youngest child of lawyer Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee ... Last year's publication of Go Set a Watchman obliged bewildered fans of the novel to reappraise the character of Finch. In that novel, which was in fact the first draft of Mockingbird that had been rejected by her publisher, Finch was portrayed as having been a supporter of the South's Jim Crow laws, saying at one point: 'Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters?'
Within minutes of the announcement of the novelist's death, encomiums began to flow. Her literary agent Andrew Nurnberg said in a statement: 'We have lost a great writer, a great friend and a beacon of integrity.'"
Harper Lee (1926 - 2016). Very brief biography with color photo. To read full story of Harper Lee at Home by Steve King, you must be a premium member.
(Nelle) Harper Lee (1926-2016). "American writer, famous for her race relations novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. ... Descendent from Robert E. Lee, the Southern Civil War general, Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama."
Nelle Harper Lee Biography from PlanetPapers.
To Kill a Mockingbird - About the Author: Harper Lee (b. 1926, d. 2016). "As a child, Harper Lee was an unruly tomboy. She fought on the playground. She talked back to teachers ..." The Friendship of Harper Lee and Truman Capote. How the Novel Came to Be Written. "The novel had its origins in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama-the small, Southern town that the fictional Maycomb is based upon. Her father's unsuccessful defense of a black man and his son accused of murder ... helped to shape Lee's budding social conscience and sense of a dramatic story ..."
Harper Lee's novel is a racist morality tale by Fred Leebron, Special to the P-I (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). "... in some facets, 'Mockingbird' is a transparently bigoted work. ... While 'To Kill a Mockingbird' would like to teach us that racism is skin deep, what it ultimately teaches us is that we will never fully understand the truth about race relations in this country."
Historical Background. Prepared by Claudia Durst Johnson, Harper Lee scholar and author; and others. Contents include: Scottsboro Trials - The Novel's Setting in the 1930s, Parallels Between the Scottsboro and Tom Robinson Trials, The Author and the Book, The Civil Rights Era - Setting the Historical Context for the Novel and the Film.
To Kill a Mockingbird from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
To Kill a Mockingbird beats Bible in book poll from Telegraph.co.uk. "To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the most inspirational book of all time, beating the Bible into second place. Harper Lee's 1960 classic, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The deep-south depression era epic, recounts the life of middle-aged lawyer Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend a black man accused of assaulting a white woman . . . "
Barron BookNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee from PinkMonkey.com. 1960, by Joyce Milton. Contents: The Author and Her Times, The Novel: Plot, Characters, Other Elements - Setting, Themes, Point of View, Structure, The Story: Chapaters 1-31, A Step Beyond: Tests 1 & 2, Answers to Tests 1 & 2, Term Paper Ideas, Glossary, and Critique on To Kill a Mockingbird by Richard Sullivan, from "Engrossing First Novel of Rare Excellence," Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 17, 1960.
Book Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Book Notes by Jami McKey, from BookRags.com. Contents: Chapters 1-31 Summaries, Author/Context, Plot Summary, Major Characters, Objects/Places, Quotes, Topic Tracking (Benevolence, Courage, Innocence), plus 221 Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird (summary and first paragraph or two accessible online, rest of essay for sale. Essays rated: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum).
ClassNote on To Kill a Mockingbird from GradeSaver.com. Contents: About Harper Lee, Character List, Short Summary, Full Summary and Analysis, Summary and Analysis of Chapter 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-31, Related Links, Quotes with Analysis, Author of ClassicNote and Sources, Purchase the Book and Related Material, Test Yourself! Quiz 1 - with 25 multiple choice questions, all correct and incorrect answers shown after test completed. Essay: The Impact of Class Structure by John Florio, and Forum.
eNotes.com: To Kill a Mockingbird - Mainly excerpts. eNotes.com: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee Criticism and Essays. Plot and Major Characters, Major Themes, Critical Reception.
● To Kill a Mockingbird - Introduction. YouTube video, 1:58 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Index. An excellent English web site unit devised and developed by George Marotous and Merren Ward. Web site constructed and maintained by George Marotous. © 2006. Updated: 2015. English Faculty, Melbourne High School, Australia. Introduction, Background, Harper Lee, Historical Context ... Narrative Elements, Plot ... Themes and Issues, Characters, Activities: Reading Guide, Deep Questions, Quote Analysis, Multiple Choice, Just for Fun, Enrichment Tasks, Film Study.
● To Kill a Mockingbird - Summary. YouTube video, 4:06 min.
● To Kill a Mockingbird - Characters. YouTube video, 3:25 min. Uploaded on Oct 14, 2008 by eNotes. Video Study Guide for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. See To Kill a Mockingbird - Characters Complete Text.
● To Kill a Mockingbird - Themes. YouTube video, 1:53 min.
● To Kill A Mockingbird - Top 10 Questions. YouTube video, 2:12 min.
Glencoe Literature Library: Study Guide for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - in PDF, 17 pages. Meet Harper Lee, Introducing the Novel, Before You Read, Focus Activity, Background, Vocabulary Preview, Active Reading Chapters 1-31, Personal Response, Analyzing Literature, Literature and Writing, Extending Your Response, and more.
NovelGuide: To Kill a Mockingbird. Contents: Novel Summary (Chapters 1-31), Character Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analysis, Top Ten Quotes, Biography. (Lots of annoying animated ads).
Schmoop.com - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Analysis, summary, chapter-by-chapter, themes, characters, notes, study questions, literature.
Studying To Kill a Mockingbird from UniversalTeacher.org.uk, Andrew Moore's teaching resource site. Contents include: Chapter-by-chapter questions, An outline of the novel, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, The mockingbird theme, Harper Lee's technique, Stereotyping, Attitudes in the text, behind the text, and in the reader, A note on the N-word, Specimen exam questions, and more.
StudyWorld StudyNotes: About Harper Lee. Contents: Biography of Harper Lee, Quick/Fast Review of To Kill a Mockingbird, Character List of To Kill a Mockingbird, Complete Comprehensive Summary and Review of Chapter 1-31. (Pop-up ads).
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - A Homework Online Study Guide. Contents: Summary/Explanation: Main action of each chapter and explanations of character and thematic development. Character Analysis: Descriptions of all main characters, including comments on their actions and involvement with theme. Theme Discussion. Important Quotes. User's Forum - Readers post questions and answers on bulletin board. Mockingbird Online Store.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - A Study Guide by David Claudon. Contents: Things to Know, 1930's Prejudice, Quizzes and Review Material, A 1930's Scrapbook, Truman Capote's Aunt.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Student Survival Guide. More than 400 annotations to explain text in the novel. Some annotations contain links to pictures and other websites. Chapters 1-31: Synopsis, Vocabulary, Allusions, and Idioms where relevant.
SparkNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird. Contents: Context; Plot Overview; Character List; Analysis of Major Characters; Themes, Motifs & Symbols (Chapters 1-31); Important Quotations Explained, Key Facts, Study Questions & Essay Topics, Quiz, Suggestions for Further Reading.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis. YouTube video, 3:50 min.
Language Arts: Novel Guides - To Kill a Mockingbird by Horton Foote, from ClassZone.com. Theme: Justice in the Face of Prejudice for Grades 9-10.
Lesson Plans for To Kill a Mocking Bird from Web English Teacher.
Library of Congress - The Learning Page - Teacher Lesson Plan - To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective by Kathleen Prody and Nicolet Whearty.
Life in the 1930s: The Great Depression. An Internet WebQuest on The Great Depression by Paige G. Elliott, Fuquay-Varina High School, Fuquay-Varina, NC. Activity relating to the topic has been prepared so that students may have greater understanding and appreciation for the book "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Preparation Activities for TKM. The Importance of Preparation of Students for the study of To Kill A Mockingbird in today's multicultural classrooms.
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective. Lesson plans by Kathleen Prody and Nicolet Whearty, from The Learning Page, Library of Congress: American Memory. Students will learn about the history of African Americans in the South through primary source photographs and documents from American Memory.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Then and Now. Prince William Network (PWN) presents A Distance Learning Adventure. Contents:
● Preparation Activities for the Classroom.
● Instructional Activities - Looking Closely at the Novel, Looking Closely at the Film, The Gothic Theme, and more.
● Student Center - Discussion Area, Civil Rights Chronology - View QuickTime Movies.
● Historical Archives - Links to material from primary source documents.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Growing up in the 1930s. A Language Arts WebQuest from BreBru.com.
To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plans. Links to 21 lesson plans from eNotes.
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Newspaper WebQuest - Extra! Extra! Read All About It! from BreBru.com. Task: To produce a newspaper article covering some of the issues and/or events contained within the novel.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Reading and Understanding the Novel from Ms Hogue's Online English Resources. One of the Unit Objectives: Students will show their understanding of the novel by creating and publishing a novel project.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Student Activity Page from Faculty, Buffalo State, State University of New York. Student Exercises:
● Student Activity #1: Answer quiz questions on the novel.
● Student Activity #2: Unscramble vocabulary terms.
● Student Activity #3: Match characters and their actions.
● Student Activity #4: Correctly sequence events in the novels.
● Student Activity #5: Test a partner in the Challenge Board.
● Student Activity #6: Map the Setting.
● Student Activity #7: Explore language and dialect.
● Student Activity #8: Create representative timelines.
● Student Activity #9: Develop a Photo-Lit collage.
● Student Activity #10: Investigate the theme.
● Challenge Projects: Select an extension project.
To Kill a Mockingbird Multigenre Web Project. Web site for CyberEnglish9 by Dawn Hogue, M.Ed, Teacher from School District of Sheboyan Falls, WI. A novel packet will help students develop thoughts about characters, keep the events of the plot straight, and think about ideas in the novel in preparation for discussion. Students will discuss with peers both online (in Moodle) and face to face in class. Students will show their understanding of the novel by creating and publishing a novel project.
Vocabulary Words from Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD from MSN Dictionary.
To Kll a Mockingbird - Full Movie. YouTube video, 2 hrs. 14:04 min. Uploaded by Alva Willson.
All-Reviews.com Movie/Video Review: To Kill a Mockingbird. Review by Brian Koller.
AllWatchers.com - To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Review. Scroll down to read brief Review Summary and Commentary, Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus's Closing Statement - To Kill a Mockingbird (7/10) Movie CLIP (1962) HD. YouTube video, 1:40 min.
Digital Video - To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck. View short movie trailer, promotional preview from Amazon.com (2.53 minutes).
Famous Speeches: To Kill a Mockingbird. YouTube video, 6:23 min. Uploaded by hiddenhobbit on Apr 28, 2008:
● To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The State has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. Now there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led, almost exclusively, with his left [hand]. And Tom Robinson now sits before you, having taken "The Oath" with the only good hand he possesses -- his right.
● I have nothing but pity in my heart for the Chief Witness for the State. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance. But, my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man's life at stake, which she has done in an effort to get rid of her own guilt. Now I say "guilt," gentlemen, because it was guilt that motivated her. She's committed no crime. She has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. She must destroy the evidence of her offense. But, what was the evidence of her offense? Tom Robinson, a human being. She must put Tom Robinson away from her. Tom Robinson was to her a daily reminder of what she did.
● Now what did she do? She tempted a negro. She was white and she tempted a negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: She kissed a black man. Not an old uncle, but a strong, young negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards.
● The witnesses for the State, with the exception of the sheriff of Lincoln County, have presented themselves to you gentlemen -- to this Court -- in the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted; confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption, the evil assumption, that all negroes lie; all negroes are basically immoral beings; all negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption that one associates with minds of their caliber, and which is in itself, gentlemen, a lie -- which I do not need to point out to you.
● And so, a quiet, humble, respectable negro, who has had the unmitigated TEMERITY to feel sorry for a white woman, has had to put his word against two white peoples. The defendant is not guilty. But somebody in this courtroom is.
● Now, gentlemen, in this country, our courts are the great levelers. In our courts, all men are created equal. I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and of our jury system. That's no ideal to me. That is a living, working reality!
● Now I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence that you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this man to his family.
● In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson.
Film Study Guide for To Kill A Mockingbird: Seeing the Film through the Lens of Media Literacy. A teacher's guide written by Frank Baker, media educator.
Harper Lee - To Kill Mockingbird part 2. Partial narration. YouTube video, 4:30 min.
I want you to promise me one thing.MPG. YouTube video, 0.28 min.
MOVIE TRAILER TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962. YouTube video, 2:53 min.
Photo gallery for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) from MPTV.net Photos - Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) from Internet Movie Database (IMBD). Directed by Robert Mulligan. Writing credits: Harper Lee (novel), Horton Foote (Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter). Starring Gregory Peck.
To Kill a Mockingbird At 50 Part 1. YouTube video, 15:00 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus shoots a mad dog. YouTube video, 3:00 min. Uploaded on Sep 24, 2010 by senorheffe. "Atticus shoots a rabid dog."
To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I - Crash Course Literature 210. YouTube video, 11:5t4 min. Published on May 1, 2014 by Crash Course. "John Green teaches you about Harper Lee's famous (and only) novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. John will cover a bit about Harper Lee's personal life, (seeing as this novel has some autobiographical elements) and her long association with Truman Capote, who figures as a character in the book. You'll get an overview of the plot, and we'll talk a bit about Mockingbird as an example of bildungsroman and Southern Gothic, and look into the novel as a commentary on the racism and patriarchy of the Alabama in which Harper Lee grew up."
● Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211. YouTube video, 11:37 min. Published on May 8, 2014 by Crash Course. "John Green teaches you MORE about To Kill a Mockingbird. In this installment, John teaches you about race, class, and gender in the American south, as seen through the eyes of Scout and Harper Lee. John will talk about how Scout learns about these aspects of the social order as she interacts with the people of the town, learns from Calpurnia, watches the trial of Tom Robinson, and endures the attack of Bob Ewell. You'll also learn a little bit about Demi Moore and Mila Kunis, and John will ask just who is the Mockingbird, anyway? Not that he'll answer that, but he'll ask it."
To Kill A Mockingbird - In The End. YouTube video, 3:42 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird Miss Dubose Scéne. YouTube video, 2:00 min. Published on Mar 9, 2014 by Joshua Ooms.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Movie. 10 videos by movieclipsFILMT. Last updated on Jul 1, 2014. "Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham) ... To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. "
To Kill a Mockingbird (1/10) Movie CLIP - What Kind of Man Are You? (1962) HD. YouTube video, 1:41 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (2/10) Movie CLIP - There's a Lot of Ugly Things in This World (1962) HD. YouTube video, 2:42 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (3/10) Movie CLIP - The Children Save Atticus (1962) HD. YouTube video, 3:21 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (4/10) Movie CLIP - Atticus Cross-Examines Mayella (1962) HD. YouTube video, 3:30 min.
Mayella's Guilt - To Kill a Mockingbird (5/10) Movie CLIP (1962) HD. YouTube video, 3:29 min.
All Men Are Created Equal - To Kill a Mockingbird (6/10) Movie CLIP. YouTube video, 3:16 min.
All Men Are Created Equal - To Kill a Mockingbird (6/10) Movie CLIP (1962) HD. YouTube video, 3:15 min. To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Clip published on Jun 16, 2011. "Atticus (Gregory Peck) points out the obvious inequalities in the justice system and asks the jury to look at Thomas's case with a fair and just eye. Cast: James Anderson, Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, William Windom, Collin Wilcox Paxton. Director: Robert Mulligan".
Atticus's Closing Statement - To Kill a Mockingbird (7/10) Movie CLIP (1962) HD. YouTube video, 1:39 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird & The Jim Crow Laws. YouTube video, 3:07 min. Uploaded on Dec 9, 2008. English Project comparing the Jim Crow Laws to racism in To Kill a Mockingbird.
To Kill a Mockingbird (8/10) Movie CLIP - Your Father's Passing (1962) HD. YouTube video, 1:40 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (9/10) Movie CLIP - Boo is a Hero (1962) HD. YouTube video, 3:29 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (10/10) Movie CLIP - Scout Meets Boo Radley (1962). YouTube video, 2:04 min.
To Kill A Mockingbird Movie Trailer. YouTube video, 2:43 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Photos from MovieFone. View 11 black and white photos from the film.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Review by Tim Dirks - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3. A detailed and excellent review from The Greatest Films.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Reviews from Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE).
To Kill A Mockingbird - Summary. YouTube video, 4:07 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Theatrical Trailer - © Universal Pictures. YouTube video, 1:01 min.
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - Universal Home Video. Movie review by Guido Henkel. "What makes this movie so special - apart from its touching upon a taboo of the time - is the fact that we witness the story's evolution through the eyes of children. The threats, the injustice, the pain, the fears, the hopes - everything takes on new proportions when seen through the eyes of Scout and Jem. It highly enhances the movie's impact and, while dealing with a melodramatic subject, it never feels clichéd at all. The racial prejudices and the blatant stupidity that come with the times are greatly amplified by the children's natural impartiality and innocence ..."
Top 10 To Kill a Mockingbird Trivia. YouTube video, 6:21min. Published on Dec 25, 2012 by WatchMojo.com. "December 25th, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in theaters. Join WatchMojo.com to celebrate cinema's most inspirational film classic by exploring ten pieces of trivia about the film."
Trial Scene from "To Kill a Mockingbird". YouTube video, 9:54 min.
Video Sparknotes: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Summary. YouTube video, 7:26 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird Blog by David, Elma, Herman, Makda, Scott, Alecia, Jonathan L., Natalia, Anonymous, and others from Ms. Leach's English class. TKAM Blog, Chapter Summaries, Vocabulary, History, Characters, Literary Terms, Videos, Gallery.
Identity, Oppression, and Protest: To Kill a Mockingbird and the Blues from The Blues, Blues Classroom, Lesson Plans. "African American history during the Jim Crow era includes encounters with poverty, racism, disrespect, and protest. Harper Lee develops all four of these themes in her famous 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird." Learning Objectives: 1. Explore life for African Americans during the Jim Crow era; 2. Consider terms of respect and disrespect; 3. Analyze the effectiveness of different forms of cultural protest.
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee Book Review. "Haper Lee's semi autobiographical Pulitzer prize winner is a superb account of bigotry and injustice set in 1930's Alabama." by Becky Palmer, Resident Scholar. Plus reviews by other resident scholars.
The Evidence Law in to Kill a Mocking Bird by Vishal Sharma, Yahoo! Contributor Network.
In Defense of To Kill a Mockingbird. Posted by Vada W. Lindsey, Marquette University Law School, Faculty Blog.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Jim Crow Laws. To Kill a Mockingbird: An English web site unit devised and developed by George Marotous and Merren Ward. Web site constructed and maintained by George Marotous. © 2006. Updated: 2015. English Faculty, Melbourne High School. "Jim Crow laws, also known as Black Codes, were passed to ensure that segregation in a wide range of situations was enforced. Such segregation continued until the 1960s. The modern civil rights era was ushered in by the actions of an African-American woman, Rosa Parks, who defied one of the Jim Crow laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a White man. Along with the laws, there were often unspoken 'local' rules regulating the interaction of Whites and Blacks. Breaking these rules could result in a lynching-in the last twenty years of the 19th century approximately 10,000 lynchings were carried out."
To Kill a Mockingbird: Jim Crow Laws - Critical Essays Racial Relations in the Southern United States from Cliffnotes. "In order to sift through the many layers of prejudice that Lee exposes in her novel, the reader needs to understand the complex history of race relations in the South.
Many states - particularly in the South - passed 'Jim Crow' laws (named after a black, minstrel show character), which severely limited how African Americans could participate in society. The U.S. Supreme Court paved the ways for these laws in 1883 when the court ruled that it couldn't enforce the 14th Amendment at the individual level. The first Jim Crow law appeared in 1890; the laws increased from there and lasted until the civil rights movement of the 1960s."
To Kll a Mockingbird and Jim Crow Laws by Crisann Smith, 11 April 2013. "The Jim Crow laws were passed to ensure that segregation between black and white people would be enforced in public places such as neighborhoods, schools, businesses, restrooms, and more.
There were also 'unspoken rules' that black people had to follow in some communities. A black male couldn't offer his hand to a white male because it could have implied them as being socially equal. A black male also couldn't offer his hand or any other part of his body to a white woman because he could be accused of rape ...
The name Jim Crow was believed to have originated when a white man named Thomas 'Daddy' Rice dressed up as a black man, danced, and sung the song, 'Jump Jim Crow'. It attracted attention and soon became used as a racial slur. A black male could not offer to light a white woman's cigarette because it implied intimacy. Black people could not show affection toward one another (kissing, hugging, etc.) in public because it offended whites."
What are "Jim Crow" laws, and how do they relate to To Kill a Mockingbird? Noelle Thompson, High School Teacher, eNotes: "Quite simply, Jim Crow laws are the laws of racial segregation in the United states that existed from just after the Civil War up until the mid-sixties. They were supposed to insure 'separate but equal' public facilities, but basically assured that whites got the best of everything ... Most everything was affected by Jim Crow laws: all public places (transportation, schools, bathrooms, drinking fountains, ... even the military!) Although many of Maycomb's citizens are quite happy with the Jim Crow laws, Atticus is not. Atticus protests these laws ... in his defense of Tom Robinson."
What To Kill a Mockingbird Means to Me by Morris Dees, Founder, Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Quotations from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960 from Quote Garden.
To Kill a Mockingbird Message Board from Yahoo! Education.