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Setting. Maycomb County, Alabama Based on Lee’s hometown of Monroeville Set in the years of the Great Depression Approximately 1933-1935 The desert state next door sends some of its heat on over to AL. Autobiography or Fiction?. Lee’s childhood. Scout’s childhood.

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Setting

Setting

  • Maycomb County, Alabama

    • Based on Lee’s hometown of Monroeville

      • Set in the years of the Great Depression

        • Approximately 1933-1935

        • The desert state next door sends some of its heat on over to AL


Autobiography or fiction

Autobiography or Fiction?

Lee’s childhood

Scout’s childhood

  • Grew up in Monroville

  • Father- Amasa was attorney in the state legislature

  • Older brother and younger friend (Truman Capote) are playmates

  • Avid reader

  • 6 years old when the Scottsboro trials were covered in local and state papers

  • Grew up in Maycomb County

  • Father- Atticus was attorney in the state legislature

  • Older brother (Jem) and younger friend (Dill) are playmates

  • Can read before she enters school

  • 6 years old when the Tom Robinson trial begins


Scottsboro trials

Scottsboro Trials

  • Race Relations

    • Nine black teenagers are falsely charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama; eight are convicted and sentenced to death

    • The U.S. Supreme Court reverses their convictions because their constitutional rights had been violated

    • The teens are tried for a second time, and are again found guilty

    • The Supreme Court reverses the convictions again

    • Eventually, four of the defendants are freed; the other five serve prison terms

    • The last Scottsboro defendant was paroled in 1950 after serving 17 years in prison


The scottsboro nine

The Scottsboro Nine


The great depression 1929 1939

The Great Depression 1929-1939


Migrant mother

Migrant mother


Quick facts

Quick Facts

  • The Great Depression sweeps the nation – Many families do not even have money for basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

  • The per capita income for families in Alabama (and Oklahoma) is $125 - $250 a year

  • Many southern blacks pick cotton for a living

  • Herbert Hoover President from 1929-1933

  • Franklin Roosevelt President from 33-45


Squatter s camp route 70 in arkansas october 1935

Squatter’s campRoute 70 in ArkansasOctober 1935


Squatter s camp in california

Squatter’s Camp in California


What s for dinner

What’s for dinner?


Hoovervilles

Hoovervilles


Legal segregation in al

Legal Segregation in AL

  • No white female nurses in hospitals that treat black men

  • Separate passenger cars for whites and blacks

  • Separate waiting rooms for whites and blacks

  • Separation of white and black convicts

  • Separate schools

  • No interracial marriages (until 1967)

  • Segregated water fountains

  • Segregated theatres


Setting

Georgia 1938 The back of a building


Mississippi 1939

Mississippi 1939


North carolina 1940

North Carolina 1940


Memphis 1939

Memphis 1939


Movie theater 1939

Movie theater 1939


Harper lee the mythical figure

Harper Lee: The Mythical Figure

Then

2007 RECEIVING THE US PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM


Setting

TKAM was published in 1960.It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961.Since 1960, it has never been out of print.


Harper lee resides in monroeville

Harper Lee resides in Monroeville.

  • She is 87 years young. Born in 1926.

  • She rarely makes public appearances.

  • She is one of America’s most well known authors despite the fact that TKAM is the ONLY book she has ever written.

  • “When you have a hit like that, you can’t go anywhere but down.” Lee’s cousin


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