(Painting) 1.) This painting represents the Civil Rights Movement and who created it. The Roots of the trees are all the famous African Americans who inspired the Movement. And at the base of the tree is Martin Luther King Jr. who helped start, and finish the whole movement. The tree grows up from the roots, and the Movement grew up from the famous celebrities. The base holds the hole thing together and supports the tree, same as MLK with the Movement. 2.) This painting connects the "To Kill a Mockingbird" through it's message. The message is that you need to start somewhere and work your way up. In the novel I think that Atticus Finch is the roots and the kids are the base of the tree. Atticus was trying to teach the kids that everyone should have rights and he did. But the kids where the ones who actually made things happen. Scout stopped the men at the prison from hurting Tom Robinson and Jem was the one who helped Mrs. Dubose get of drugs. Atticus is the famouse people and the kids are MLK.
(Poem) 1.) The Poem "Saturdays Child" demonstrates the theme of "Otherness" because the poem is about how the Author was treated very differently as a child. The Stanza "Some are teethed on a silver spoon, With the stars strung for a rattle; I cut my teeth as the black racoon— For implements of battle." shows that since he was black he was raised very differently than a white child. He was not given as much care because his family could not afford it. "Dame Poverty gave me my name", this quote shows that this little boy grew up in a poor family that could not give him clean cloths, and a surplus of food. 2.) This poem relates to the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" because I think that this young boy is sort of like Walter Cunningham. I know he is not black but they share the same trait that they grew up in a poor family that could not feed, or cloth them properly. Walter did not have shoes which showed that he was very poor, he also did not have a lunch. This boy in the poem said that his dad told him he was just one more mouth to feed, this shows that his family has no food to spare.
(Article 2) 1.) The Article "The Civil Rights Movement" tells us about how poorly Blacks were treated and how eventually they stood up. The Civil Rights movement was one of the most crucial moments in American History. This article describes it as "a phoenix rising from the ashes of lynch mobs, debt peonage, residential and labor discrimination, and rape, the black freedom movement raised a collective call of 'No More!'". The Article states "What is normally understood as the Civil Rights movement was in fact a grand struggle for freedom extending far beyond the valiant aims of legal rights and protection". Protests were all peaceful during this movement including the bus boycott that lasted for about a year and a half. This protest was when the black people of Alabama and some whites did not ride the buses until they could sit anywhere. Many bus company's went out of business and the government eventually caved in. this was a big step for the blacks of America. 2.) This Article relates to "To Kill a Mockingbird" through peaceful protests in both writings. In TKAM Atticus Finch sits at the prison protecting Tom Robinson when some racists come along trying to hurt him. Atticus does not let them by but also does not physically harm them in any way. In the article it talks about the bus boycott and that was a very peaceful protest. No one ever harmed anyone in the line of work physically but they did get hurt because they were not making much money.
(Article 1) 1.) This article describes The Civil Rights movement as "a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States". The civil war completely ended slavery but did not end discrimination of the blacks. They suffered through discrimination and unfair treatment, especially in the South, until the mid 20th century when they were tired of it and fought back. Though when you think of fighting you think of violence, but these protests were peaceful. On December 1, 1955, a women named Rosa Parks was getting on a bus in Alabama after a hard day of work and decided not to go to the back of the bus for a white man. She was taken into custody and that, I think, started the civil rights movement. Rosa was discriminated just because she was different than everyone else, and the rest of the blacks were done taking orders. The Article states that "Parks unwittingly became the 'mother of the modern day civil rights movement.'" 2.) The people of the Civil Rights movement relate a lot towards the characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird" because no one is being violent to get their point across. Atticus Finch is teaching Scout throughout the whole book to not fight, to get your point across peacefully. This is the same as Martin Luther King Jr. because he never hurts anyone and only conducts peaceful protests. Both Atticus and MLK try to get their point across peacefully and not hurt anybody.