Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • The setting of the book was in the 1900's. Characters of this book was Martin Luther King Jr. , his dad Martin Luther King Sr. , and his mom Alberta King. The point of view of my book was Martin Luther King Jr. wanted racism to stop and blacks to be treated the same as whites.
  • Exposition
  • The conflict of the story was segregation. Segregation was a tool used to enforce inferiority. Blacks were considered as second-class citizens.  When Martin Luther King Jr. was a child, he was getting exposed for being second-class citizen. This was character vs. society because the blacks had to fight to get there right to be equal as whites.
  • Conflict
  • Blacks ONLY
  • "You are a rich white person. It's no fair to us to use a different restaurant than you."
  • "Don't talk to him, he's a white."
  • "Us whites are better than you. That's why we have different restaurant than you."
  • Whites ONLY
  • The rising action of the story is Martin Luther King Jr. made a speech on August 28, 1963. The speech was to get more equal rights for all Americans and for white Americans. It brought even greater attention to the Civil rights Movement which had been going on for many years.
  • Rising Action
  • "I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today." pg. 67
  • POW
  • "SHOOTER!!!"
  • The falling action of the story is right after the assassination James Earl Ray escaped the laws for months and ended up being the most expensive man hunt ever. The law later found him in London's Heathrow Airport in June. He was sentenced for ninety-nine years in prison for first-degree murder to avoid the death penalty. 
  • Falling Action
  • The resolution of the story is Martin Luther King Jr. inspired many people. At last, the African-Americans got equal rights just as the whites did.
  • Resolution
  • "Have a good day sir."                                            "You too."
  • The climax of the story is Martin Luther King Jr. arrived the day before in Tennessee to be apart of the strike in Memphis for sanitation workers. He was staying at the Lorraine Motel. He stepped out onto the balcony to speak to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) colleagues that was standing in the parking lot below. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at 6:05pm. James Earl Ray fired a single shot at him across the balcony. The SCLC colleages ran to help him but by the time he got to the hospital he was dead.
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