harper lee to kill a mockingbird history & background notes

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  • Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird History & Background Notes
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  • Harper Lee- Biographical Information Work:Reservation clerk for Eastern Airlines in 1950s Born: 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama Youngest of 4 children Parents: Amasa Coleman Lee & Frances Finch Lee Education: Huntingdon College(1944-1945) University of Alabama (1945-1949)- studied law Oxford University- studied one year
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  • Harper Lee- To Kill a Mockingbird J.B. Lippincott: Publishing company who suggested she rewrite novel 1961: Won Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1960: Published To Kill a Mockingbird 1955-1958: Wrote To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird- real life inspiration Maycomb= Monroeville, Alabama Dill= Truman Capote -- wrote In Cold Blood Fathers professions: attorneys Avid readers: Harper Lee & Scout Scottsboro Boys Trial= Tom Robinson trial
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  • Civil Rights Movement 1954: Brown VS. Board of Education Rosa Parks
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  • Civil Rights Movement 1955-1956: Montgomery Bus Boycott Martin Luther King Autherine Lucy University of Alabama
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  • Civil Rights Movement Little Rock, Arkansas 19571960 To Kill a Mockingbird published
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  • Civil Rights Movement 1961 A brave group of men and women, black and white, young and old boarded buses, trains and planes and headed for the deep South to test desegregation. To Kill a Mockingbird released. Freedom Riders
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  • Civil Rights Movement 1963 The March on Washington 1964: The Civil Rights Act is passed.
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Censorship Banned for: - profanity -inciting racial conflict - use of racial slurs However, TKAM remains one of the most-taught, best-loved books in high schools.


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