To Kill a Mockingbird

What do the black spectators do as Atticus leaves the courtroom? What does their gesture signify?

Chapter 21

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All in the balcony stand as a gesture of respect for the work Atticus has done.

They all stand up as Atticus leaves as a sign of respect. As Atticus leaves Rev. Sykes says,

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing."