To Kill aMockingbird By: Ashlie Munoz

In 1960 when the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published everyone saw the colored and white people coming together as something dangerous and immortal. Racism was really big during this time period. White people could not drink from the same water fountains as black people, they could not use the same restroom, they couldn't even go to the same schools. If a black person was sitting somewhere and a white person wanted to sit their they had to give up their seat for the white person. A black person could not even talk to a white person. I think it would have been hard for Harper because she grew up watching people be mentally, emotionally and physically abused.
In 1960 when the book To Kill a Mockingbird was published everyone saw the colored and white people coming together as something dangerous and immortal. Racism was really big during this time period. White people could not drink from the same water fountains as black people, they could not use the same restroom, they couldn't even go to the same schools. If a black person was sitting somewhere and a white person wanted to sit their they had to give up their seat for the white person. A black person could not even talk to a white person.
Women's rights was an act that all women should be equal to every man. Women used to be kind of like property. Women belonged to their husband. If women wanted a bank account or if they wanted anything else it had to be under their husbands names. All women were fighting to have the same rights as all men did. Some people are still currently fighting for this. Some places pay women less for the same jobs that men are doing. Some jobs do no allow women to do certain jobs either.

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