To Kill A Mockingbird Speech

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To Kill a Mockingbird Essay "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win," (Lee 101). In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch stands up for a man named Tom Robinson that was wrongly accused of a crime that he didn 't commit. Atticus wanted to be a role model to the other members of Maycomb County. The Little Rock Nine, The Scottsboro Trial, and Oprah 's Golden Globe Speech also follow the same theme of standing up for others that seem to have lost their voice and for what is right. In September of 1957 Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was no longer labeled as an all-white school because of the Brown vs. Board of Education Law, ("Little Rock Nine"). The first group of black students to enroll in this school are now known as The Little Rock Nine. On these students ' first day of class, they were yelled at by the white students and parents. This group of students wanted to stand up for their rights because at this time white people had more rights and a chance at having a better education. Not every black child had the opportunity to get a good education and they wanted to see a change. Ernest Green, the only graduating senior out of The Little Rock Nine, became the first black person to graduate from Central High School. This was a turning point in history because more and more black students were able to enroll in formerly all-white schools. Along with The Little Rock Nine students The
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