Scottsboro Trials And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism is alive in America. Acts of violence against individuals because of race or color have occurred well before the birth of our nation and are still ongoing today. Decades after the civil rights movement, there are still painful reminders of the injustice and depravity allowed by us against other humans just because of differences in skin pigmentation. Author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, grew up in the Monroeville, Alabama during the 1930’s and observed discrimination during that time. During the 1930’s, there was a well publicized trial against nine young black males who had been accused of raping two white women. The nine black males were arrested and jailed in Scottsboro, Alabama and later became known as the Scottsboro Boys. Lee wrote the fiction novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the novel focused on a black male, Tom Robinson, who was accused of raping a white woman. The atrocious events mentioned in To Kill a Mockingbird, mirrored the events Lee had experienced during the controversy of the Scottsboro Boys …show more content…
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys trials have riveting impacts in society as its similarities represented the prejudice in societies, the blatant disregard for human rights, the great injustice in the justice system and the unlikely heroes who fought for

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