Paragraph 1.)Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very important part of the civil rights movement. He was the leader of the non violent movement. He was fighting for social justice and human rights for African Americans. He was the most loved and hated man of his time. "His involvement in the movement began during the bus boycotts"(paragraph 1). King peacefully protested everything. He used no violence and the protesters didn't either. He had many boycotts to help achieve his goal of equal rights. King delivered his I have a dream speech in Washington D.C. After his speech he went back down south to try and get more African american voters. He led many more peaceful marches. During some of these marches the marchers were attacked by the police. King was one of the most impactful leaders in history. "Early in the morning of April 4, 1968, King was shot by James Earl Ray. Spontaneous violence spread through urban areas as mourners unleashed their rage at the loss of their leader. Rioting burst forth in many American cities"(paragraph 7). Many people loved king and were devastated after hearing about his murder. Paragraph 2)Martin Luther King and Atticus from TKAM relate. They both do whats right and look out for others. They are two very great people.
Paragraph 1.) Jackie Robinson is an African-American man who wanted to play baseball with the white men. He believed he was good enough to and others believed that too. He was the first ever Black Baseball player in the MLB(major league baseball). "Rickey liked the potential he saw in Robinson, but he had one question. He knew Robinson would face racial discrimination and injustice if he joined the Major Leagues. Could he be “a Negro player with enough guts not to fight back?” Robinson promised that he could, and signed a contract with the Montreal Royals, the Dodgers’ top minor league team. After just one season, he transferred to the Brooklyn Dodgers."(paragraph 8). Rickey signed Jackie Robinson because he saw potential in him. He knew that Jackie was mentally tough enough to take the opportunity to play for him. Jackie's faced some discrimination from some of his team members. They treated him unfairly. They sat out of the games by choice that Jackie played in. Other players from other teams were unfair to Jackie. "He once received a 7-inch gash in his leg from an opponent who spiked him with his cleats" (Paragraph 11). Mostly people abused Jackie verbally. Jackie revolutionized the world of baseball and cleared the path for future African-American ball players. Paragraph 2.) I believe Jackie Robinson relates to Tom Robinson from the book "To Kill a Mockingbird". Tom Robinson was discriminated against because he was black and people thought black people were bad people and shouldn't have the same rights as white people. Jackie Robinson was also discriminated against because of that. They were both discriminated against because they were black.
Paragraph 1.)Rosa Parks was an African-American women who was tired of being treated so poorly by the whites, so she protested in hope to end discrimination. This piece exemplifies "the other" as Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed in. "Montgomery bus driver James Blake ordered Parks and three other African Americans seated nearby to move (“Move y’all, I want those two seats,”) to the back of the bus. Three riders complied; Parks did not." (paragraphs 4 and 5). Rosa parks felt the need to stay seated and not be pushed around by the white man. The police arrested her for this and fined her ten dollars. This led to the beginning of the end of racial segregation. " Rosa Parks quietly incited a revolution — by just sitting down."(paragraph 1). People began to protest even more after hearing about this. Paragraph 2.) I believe Rosa Parks standing up for what is right is similar to Atticus standing up for Tom Robinson. Atticus was offered the job to defend a black man in trial. He thought it would be wrong to say no so he said yes because he knew it was right. Rosa Parks stayed sitting on the bus because it was wrong that she should have to give her seat to a white man. They both were standing up for what they believed was right.
Paragraph 1.)This informational text discusses the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine exemplary black students chosen to be the first African Americans to enroll in an all-white high school in the capital of Arkansas. This exemplifies the "the other" as a group of students, the little rock nine, who were enrolled in an all white school to gain equal rights for blacks. They also did this to help their community become a better place." Under the pretext of maintaining order but in support of the segregationists, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus mobilized the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the Little Rock Nine from entering the school"(paragraph 3). This shows how people were against them doing this and were not ready to accept change. They thought that this was a bad thing. A federal judge thought otherwise and tried to help the students. "After a federal judge declared the action illegal, Faubus removed the troops. When the students tried to enter again on September 24, they were taken into the school through a back door. Word of this spread throughout the community, and a thousand irate1 citizens stormed the school grounds. The police desperately tried to keep the angry crowd under control as concerned onlookers whisked2 the students to safety."(paragraph 3). Some people were on their side. The judge helped clear the way for these children to enter the building but a lot of people were upset about it. Most didn't want their children going to school with someone of the opposite race. They didn't want this because black people were thought as to be lower than white people. They were thought as dirty and gross. They also thought that they will hurt their children if they go to the same school. Paragraph 2.) The Showdown in Little Rock is similar to, "To kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee. In Little Rock black people are thought as Criminals, gangsters, and overall bad people. People in the book thought the same thing about black people. They were both discriminated against and mostly everyone hated them. They had nothing in there favor. Everything the whites owned was better than what the blacks had in both "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and showdown in little rock.