An introductory lesson for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Includes an introduction to the historical context of the novel and the beginnings of social and cultural change in America. Students analyze a protest song by Bob Dylan and then read MLK Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and analyze it using the SOAPStone graphic organizer. Also includes reading comprehension questions and a final short answer analysis question. Works well with a To Kill a Mockingbird unit or unit on The Civil Rights movement.