The links on this page are suggested for teachers who would like to gain additional insight on sensitive topics that are relevant to teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. These links are referenced within the Teaching Mockingbird guide.
Exploring the Controversy: The ‘N’ Word (from page xv)
This PBS Teacher’s Guide from Huck Finn in Context helps teachers to decide the best approach for discussing the “N” word in their classroom.
Straight Talk About the N-Word (from page xv)
This article from the Southern Poverty Law Center asks questions at the forefront of educators’ minds when planning how to open a respectful conversation about the “N” word.
In Defense of a Loaded Word (from page xv)
This New York Times article by Ta-Nehisi Coates offers another perspective on the use of the “N” word in American culture today.
Duke University’s Behind The Veil (from page 108)
Through oral history interviews, this website documents the lives of African Americans who lived during segregation in the America South, from the 1890s to the 1950s.
This 17-minute video describes the work of the Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. Law students participating in this program research cases of violence and injustice that occurred during the Jim Crow era, attempt to set the historical record straight, and help communities and families search for reconciliation and remediation decades after the end of legal segregation.
TED talk, "We Need To Talk About an Injustice” (from page 210)
In this Ted talk, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson discusses the inequalities in the American justice system.