Often, the lifestyle, values and experiences of characters in a novel are different to our own. To fully appreciate a novel and the significance of its themes, it is important to understand the time and place in which it is set. 
In groups, you will be researching one of the following topic areas and then posting your findings on the relevant subpage:

Life in Alabama in the 1930's

Great Depression

African American stereotypes & Jim Crow laws
Scottsboro trials

Ku Klux Klan 

Scottsboro Trials
When & where did the events take place? What were the boys accused of? How did the community respond? What were the results of the trial? What is the significance of the boys' race? How could this be related to TKAM?