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Encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. The person behind the fame…. Think about a celebrity whom you would like to meet. What interest you about that person? If you did meet a celebrity, would you want that person to fit his or her public image exactly?

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the person behind the fame
The person behind the fame…
  • Think about a celebrity whom you would like to meet.
  • What interest you about that person?
  • If you did meet a celebrity, would you want that person to fit his or her public image exactly?
  • Or would you rather discover a more private side? Why?
civil rights hero
Civil Rights Hero
  • Today, Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored as a hero who died for the cause of civil rights.
  • When Maya Angelou met King, he was just becoming famous – and he was a controversial figure in American life.
  • Some people thought he was stirring up trouble between the races and that he should be more patient about waiting for discrimination to end.
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Civil Rights Hero
  • Angelou met King while she was working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which King was in charge of.
  • The SCLC promoted nonviolent protests as a way of gaining civil rights for African Americans.
  • Its members campaigned for desegregation, staged demonstrations supporting civil rights legislation, and coordinated voter registration drives.
character study
Character Study
  • A character study is a piece of nonfiction whose purpose is to provide insight into the personality of a contemporary figure.
    • A writer of a character study usually provides details about the subject’s speech, actions, and facial expressions.
    • In addition, the writer may record the reactions of other people to the subject.
first person account
First Person Account
  • This character study is a first-person account.
  • As you read Angelou’s first-person account of her encounter with King, notice the details that give insight into King’s character.
summary
Summary
  • A summary is a short restatement of the main ideas and important points of what you’ve read.
  • In preparation for summarizing the main ideas of a character study, you should keep track of the most important things you learn about the subject – in this case, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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