Jim Crow Laws Made Evident in to Kill a Mockingbird

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Jim Crow Laws MadeEvident in the Jim Crow Laws In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is terrible discrimination against the Black race; demonstrated in the trial of Tom Robinson. It is clearly evident that the Jim Crow Laws affected many of the Black’s lives. God has put us as human beings on this earth to protect and take care of his creation, which requires us to respect and love one another. He made this evident through the Ten Commandments. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird portrays discrimination against Tom Robinson by the Southern community of Maycomb, Alabama, as a result of the Jim Crow Laws, and in disregard of God’s law. The Jim Crow Laws had a strong influence on many people during the time that they were enforced in America. Many examples and traces of this influence can be found in To Kill a Mockingbird. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, published this book in 1959, a few years before the Jim Crow Laws ended. Many people have the belief that Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, as an autobiography of her own life, including the racism she witnessed (Smith). The turning point in To Kill a Mockingbird is based on the Jim Crow Laws. The term “Jim Crow” came from a one man show song “Jump Jim Crow”. “Jump Jim Crow” was written by Thomas Rice in 1828. Thomas Rice was a white man who painted his face with black paint and represented a poor black man. “It was not very long until “Jim Crow” became a definitive example of racial segregation”, which would help support the inequality of the blacks (Maratous). The Jim Crow laws were also known as the “Black Codes”. They were written and passed to make sure that segregation in a worldwide aspect was enforced (Marotous). The laws were enforced from 1950 to 1960 (American Radio Works). Sadly, the segregation still continued until the 1960’s. In defiance, Rosa Parks defined the
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