Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1: Chapter 1-3 Abstract
* The background on the initial beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement is detailed.
* Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus boycott is discussed.
* Dr. King's election to the Montgomery Improvement Association is announced.
Part 1: Chapter 4-7 Abstract
* Dr. King's essay, published as a summary from his book, Stride Toward Freedom, is discussed.
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