“Miss Jean Louise?”
I looked around. They were standing. All around us and in the balcony on the opposite wall, the Negroes were getting to their feet. Reverend Sykes’s voice was as distant as Judge Taylor’s:
“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 21. Though Tom Robinson is found guilty, Rev. Sykes and other members of the black community show their great respect for Atticus because he believed Tom was innocent and didn’t just assume he was guilty simply because he was black.