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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Use this guide to find information about To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, the Great Depression, segregation, the Scottsboro Boys, and Emmett Till.
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This page includes biographies and videos about Harper Lee.
Scottsboro Boys Trial
This page is included in Professor Douglas Linder's site, Famous-Trials.com, and has numerous links with information about the Scottsboro trials.
Surviving the Dust Bowl
This page by the American Experience includes a timeline, articles and image gallery about the Dust Bowl.
Primary Sources: Library of Congress
Library of Congress - Great Depression
The Library of Congress has numerous primary sources about the Great Depression. Click on the following photograph to see more photographs taken by Dorothea Lange of Alabama during the 1930s. You can also listen to songs like the one that follows titled "Arizona."
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I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee by
Call Number: B LEE
An exploration of the life and achievements of Harper Lee that discusses her Southern upbringing, education, family, writing of "To Kill a Mockingbird," association with Truman Capote, and personality.
Race and Racism in Literature by
Call Number: 810.9 WIL
Contains twelve essays that describe how racial issues are presented in major literary works such as Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," and includes plot summaries, historical background, and a discussion of overt and subtle racism.
A Dream Deferred : the Jim Crow Era by
Call Number: 323.1196 SHA
Examines the history of the Jim Crow laws that were enacted during the late nineteenth century that limited the rights and privileges of African-American's, and describes the efforts of the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century to change those laws.
Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow, 1864-1896 by
Call Number: 975 COL
Describes the struggles following the Civil War to decide how to deal with the newly freed slaves, through the years of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, sharecropping, and segregation.
Brown V Board of Education by
Call Number: 344.73 TEL
Explores how the Brown v. Board of Education case impacted American culture and government and offers an overview of the history of segregation in America, the origins of Jim Crow laws, and the role of the NAACP, biographical profiles of key figures, and a variety of primary sources related to the case.
March Forward, Girl by
Call Number: B BEALS
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.
Emmett Till Murder Trial
This page is included in Professor Douglas Linder's site, Famous-Trials.com, and has numerous links with information about the Emmett Till murder trial.
Emmett Till Legacy - The following video is retrieved from History.com.
Simeon's Story by
Call Number: E Book
Simeon Wright, the cousin of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old African-American who was beaten and killed in 1955 for whistling at a white woman, reflects on what it was like to grow up in Mississippi during the 1940s and 1950s, reveals details about the night Emmett was kidnapped, and reflects on how the crime and trial affected his family and the community.
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Getting Away with Murder by
Call Number: 364.15 CRO
Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.
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World Book Online
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Go Set a Watchman
Go Set a Watchman by
Call Number: 813.54 LEE
In the mid-1950s, twenty-six-year-old Jean Louis Finch, "Scout," returns to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus, but her homecoming turns bittersweet and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt as she uncovers truths about her family, friends, and town which are exposed by civil rights tensions and political turmoil.