Martin Luther King (single play)

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Martin Luther King (single play)

Martin Luther King (single play) is a play about the importance of the black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King to  human rights and equality  in the USA

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Martin Luther King (single play)

Martin Luther King (single play) is a play about the importance of the black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King to  human rights and equality  in the USA

Martin Luther King Sample Text:

Speakers:

  • Interviewer
  • Martin Luther King
  • Coretta (King’s wife)
  • James Earl Ray (alleged assassin)
  • President Lyndon Johnson
  • Campaigner

 

Keywords (for discussion):

  •                         Segregation
  •                         Discrimination
  •                         Prejudice
  •                         Civil Equality

 

Interviewer:

I feel honoured and humbled, to speak to you, Martin Luther King.

King:

Thank you. But we are all equal – that was the message I spent my life trying to spread. Everyone can be great. I feel privileged to have been able to play a part in the struggle, along with many others, for civil equality, at a time when the odds were heavily stacked against black citizens.

Interviewer:

But that was the wonderful thing! You brought about change through peaceful

means, just like Gandhi in India.

King:

Yes, he was a real inspiration to me.

Coretta

And one who, sadly, like my husband here, was killed by an assassin.

Ray:

That was me, apparently, though it remains in doubt, even today. King did make a lot of enemies during his life, especially when he became such a huge figure in politics towards the end.

Johnson:

Without his support in the elections, I might never have been president. I will always be grateful to him.

Campaigner:

And we to you, for passing the Civil Rights Act.

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