When Melba was born, she nearly died because the doctors and nurses where racist and didn't treat her properly. Nature: Negative Severity: 5 Conflict and Possible Outcome: Black people were being discriminated, and Melba could have died.
When Melba was five, she faced the harsh realities of racism when she wanted to ride the ferris wheel at the fair. Nature: Negative Severity: 3 Conflict and Possible Outcome: No matter what age they were blacks were treated poorly. Melba cloud grow up fearing white people.
When Melba went to Cincinnati, she found out that blacks were treated equal. Nature: Positive Severity: 5 Conflict and Possible Outcome: People were treated differently in different states. Melba would come to live here to escape the discrimination of Little Rock.
When people found out that Melba was going to LRH, she became scared as she started to be harrowed by both black and white people. Nature: Negative Severity: 3 Conflict and Possible Outcome: Not only did white people not accept her, but her own race was starting to cast her out. Melba could be rejected by her own community along with white people.
When Melba's mother tried to drive her to school for her first day, they had to run soon after from a mob that was in front of the school. Nature: Negative Severity: 5 Conflict and Possible Outcome: The white citizens will do whatever they can to stop her. Melba and her mother could be beaten to death.
Melba had a fearful encounter when segregationist threw a brick in her window. Nature: Negative Severity: 3 Conflict and Possible Outcome: The segregationist are slowly upping their tactics to scare Melba. Melba and her family could have been kidnapped and taken somewhere to be killed.