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By Mack Woodgate

Racism/Incident at Little Rock | Creative Resistance

Racism/Incident at Little Rock | Creative Resistance

Domingo Ulloa is the artist who created the painting Racism/Incident at Little Rock. This piece exemplifies “the other” because the children in the painting are the first black students to go to a public school and they feel very scared and unwanted like the black citizens of Maycomb, the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird. Domingo Uloa’s dramatic work is “based on news photos of the Little Rock Nine, a group of black high school students seeking to attend one of the most prestigious high schools in Little Rock, Ark” (2).
This picture relates To Kill a Mockingbird because at the Trial Tom Robinson is being yelled at and threatened by everyone there. In this picture the black people are not allowed to go into the school. That is how this picture is related to To Kill A Mockingbird.

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CommonLit | Martin Luther King, Jr.

CommonLit | Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Martin Luther King JR was a child, he passed through grade levels easily and he went to Morehouse College at the age of fifteen. During the year of 1963, “boycotts, sit-ins and marches were conducted. When Bull Connor, head of the Birmingham police department, used fire hoses and dogs on the demonstrators, millions saw the images on television. King was arrested” (UShistory.org 5). Later in the year, King gave his famous speech, “I Have a Dream” in Washington D.C. One immediate reaction to King’s speech was it helped to inspire “the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” The Civil rights movement got stronger and “King turned his efforts to registering African American voters in the South” (UShistory.org 5). This exemplifies “the other” because like King, Atticus Finch, a lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird didn’t want Tom Robinson's civil rights to be violated so he defended him in court by giving a powerful speech like defence of Tom to the jury.
Martin Luther King JR also relates To Kill a Mockingbird because he, like a lot of the characters in the novel, stands up for others so their rights won’t be violated. Martin Luther King JR stood up for others who were black and were treated differently.

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CommonLit | Who Is Katherine Johnson?

CommonLit | Who Is Katherine Johnson?

During Katherine Johnson's life she was really underrated because she was a women and was African American and had to work twice as hard to work for NASA. She was very smart she was in high school at 10 years old and she was only 15 years old when she started college! Once Katherine Johnson graduated from West Virginia College the United States was still in segregation and this meant that different races were separated apart from a lot of places and activities. “During this time, segregation meant that different races were separated from each other in many places and activities” (Nasa 7). “It was also very unusual for women of any race to have degrees in mathematics” (Nasa 7). This piece exemplifies “the other” because all African Americans could rarely get jobs in mathematics and science. During this time of segregation the only professional job was teaching. She taught until she got married and had children but after she started to teach again because her husband became very sick. Then when she was 34 years old she applied a job for the NACA which now today it is known as NASA. She applied for a job and all the positions were filled. Then she applied for a job again the next year and got the job.
This relates to To Kill a Mockingbird because all of the people were treated differently based on the color of their skin. Katherine Johnson is like Calpurnia because Calpurnia also has to work as twice as hard. Calpurnia also had to support others and had also gave lessons to Scout and Jem. That is how Katherine Johnson is related to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and is also like Calpurnia by supporting others and never giving up.

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