We shall uvercome

To Kill A Mockingbird Historical Timeline - by Alex & Sam M.

By jiteun
  • Charles Follis became first professional American football player

    Charles Follis became first professional American football player
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    The Great Depression

    From 1929, when the stock market crashed, to 1939, the US entrance to World War II.
  • - Scottsboro Boys allegedly rape two women

    - Scottsboro Boys allegedly rape two women
    In 1931, nine black teenagers of Scottsboro, Alabama were accused of raping Ruby Bates and Victoria Price, two caucasian teenagers, on a train travelling between Memphis and Chattanoonga, Tennessee. There was evidence againts the statements of the women, but the boys were held guilty anyways. After two years of trials, one of the alleged vitims stated that neither of the women were actually raped.
  • + Scottsboro Boys allegedly rape two women

    + Scottsboro Boys allegedly rape two women
    The main conflict in the book revolves around the trial of Tom Robinson, who has been held guilty to raping Mayella Ewell despite evidence that should prove his innocence.
  • - Recy Taylor gang raped in Henry County, Alabama

    - Recy Taylor gang raped in Henry County, Alabama
    Recy Taylor was walking home from church when a car pulled up and seven armed men forced Taylor to get in. The car drove to a clearing where Taylor was taken from the car and demanded to remove her clothes. Recy Taylor was then raped by six men including US Army Private Herbert Lovett. After the crime, the men left Taylor on the side of the road blindfolded. The rapists were never charged due to the all white, all male jury who dismissed the case within the first five minutes of deliberation.
  • + Recy Taylor gang raped in Henry County, Alabama

    + Recy Taylor gang raped in Henry County, Alabama
    The crime is essentially the opposite of the Scottsboro Boys alledged crime apart from the fact that the rape did take place and that there was only one woman involved. Jem and Scout most likely would have reacted the same way to this case as they did to Tom Robinson's. Seeing as Atticus was said to be a very accepting man, he would have presumably been hired to stand as Recy's lawyer, as he did for Tom Robinson.
  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat
  • Southern Christian Leadership Confrence is formed

    Southern Christian Leadership Confrence is formed
  • Last three States finally allow female jurors

    Last three States finally allow female jurors
  • George Wallace makes a statement

    George Wallace makes a statement
  • Black students register for classes at University of Alabama

    Black students register for classes at University of Alabama
    Vivian Malone and James Hood registered fro classes at University of Alabama despite George Wallace, Alabama State's governor, literally blocking theith way.
  • President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act

    President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act