Harper Lee was a novelist. She grew up during one of the most important time periods of america. during the Great depression, end of WW1, and civil rights moment. She grew up in the Southern United states where it was all happening. Racism was a big thing in the south and growing up there must've not been easy at all.
4 topics: The Great Depression; Plessy vs Ferguson; Civil Rights Movement; Scottsboro Trails
The Great Depression: began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever. people had no shelter, food, or money. People went poor because of job loss. Economy was poor and broken down.Eventually around 1939 economy was brought back up and people were starting to not starve anymore or suffer but the great depression is still known to be one of the hardest suffering time periods of America.
Plessy vs Ferguson was a landmark constitutional law case of the US Supreme Court. It upheld state racial segregation laws for public facilities under the doctrine of separate but equal. the rich had more rights because they had more money and the poor obviously didn't have as much. An African man decided to sit on a white sitting area and he got in trouble for it.
Civil Rights Movement: broke the pattern of public facilities' being segregated by race in the South and achieved the most important breakthrough in equal rights legislation for African Americans since the Reconstruction period. blacks had less rights and they were treated poorly. whites and blacks couldnt go to the same schools in some schools not at all but in the others the black kids got bullied.
Scottsboro Trails: nine young black men, falsely accused of raping two white women on board a train near in 1931 in Scottsboro Alabama. 1 of them kinda got away he was just not sentenced to death. The 9 men really did not rape the girls. the girls were prostitutes and did not want to get arrested so they lied.
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