Compare And Contrast Tom Robinson Trial And To Kill A Mockingbird

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The racial tension in the United States was very high. Black people were killed by the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and other racially triggered violence were very strong in the south. People of color would receive poor education and have to be segregated from white people. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for equal rights and was killed trying. From the 1850s up was hard years for colored people. To Kill a Mockingbird can relate to this because Tom Robinson’s trial was very racist because of the time period that it took place.

In eighteen sixty six the Ku Klux Klan was born. Its main goal was to bring back white supremacy and to scare african american people. The years 1929-1947 were filled with horrifying lynches and other racially triggered violence especially in the south from the KKK. in 1929 mobs lynched 8 blacks; in the following year 24, in 1935, 25 people were lynched. As the KKK spread through the United States these numbers climbed. The KKK then went for people who supported the promotion of colored people. They also scared people by burning …show more content…

People of color were wrongfully convicted of crimes that they didn’t commit. Ed Johnson was arrested for sexually assaulting a white female in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1906. The victim was allegedly beaten by a leather strap. Ed was arrested when a witness said they saw Ed with a leather strap. A mob broke through the jail and brutally murdered Johnson in a public hanging.The Scottsboro boys were convicted for a fight that occurred between black and white boys on a train traveling though Scottsboro, Alabama in 1932. The police rounded up all the black boys that were on the train and arrested nine of them.ranging from the ages 12-19. Two girls then came forward and said that they were gang raped on the train. All nine of the defendants claimed innocent. After four separate one day trials with all white juries, eight of the nine boys were sentenced to

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