Old 04-14-2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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Chapter 1

This story is dedicated to

Martin, luther king

and this story is written with complete respect to his memory to explore the idea of "what if? And is not meant to upset anyone.

Plus This story is dedicated to

Scott bakula

I can't take all of the credit for this story line this story line came from a radio interview that Scott did say on that interview if the show had continued Scott would of loved to have done this story line if the show had continued so with great pleasure I am happy to bring this storyline to life In this fan fiction story.

And again I would like to say thank you to both

Scott and Dean

thank you to you both for both of your fantastic performances because without you the show wouldn't of been so loved by so many plus I would like to say a big special thank you to the creator of the show

Donald P. Bellisario

thank you for creating such a magical show because without you there would be no show to have fallen in love with.

So this story is for you to

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime,*Doctor Sam Beckett*stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator - and vanished.

He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better.

His only guide on this journey is*Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a*hologram*that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home.

Pictures of Martin, luther king is show, showing he at different moments in his life then a close up picture of Martin is shown with him close to a microphone and suddenly at that moment the picture of Martin luther king is covered in blue.

Quantum leap light and Sam leaps in....

When the blue light fades away Sam finds himself wearing a business suit and he sees a microphone just in front of him he is sat down in the audience in front of the mirco phone and people siting next to Sam are all black people and they say to Sam.

"it's time, it's time"

They encourage him to stand up and go towards the microphone in front.

Not sure what they mean.

Suddenly Al appears in front of Sam and says.

"Sam your leaped into Martin, luther king"

And with that Sam says

"oh boy!"

End of chapter 1
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Chapter 2

Sam gets up from his chair and walks towards the stand and as he reaches the microphone.

Al says to Sam tapping the hand link.

"Sam it's April 3 1968 and this is Martins final speech before he is killed.
And this is Mason temple."

Sam after listening to his friend simply says away from the microphone.

"oh boy!"

And with a blue quantum leap flash Sam leaps to another location.....

Meanwhile project quantum leap before Sam leaps into Martin for the first time.

Al walks into the control room of project quantum leap and the programmers with the help of Ziggy are tracking Sam as he is quantum leaping through time as soon as the leaping cycle is complete.

Al says to Ziggy

"OK Ziggy wheres Sam this time?"

Ziggy says very quickly.

"it's April 3 1968 and Sam is at Mason temple. And Sam has leaped into Martin, luther king...."

Quickly wanting to recheck ziggys findings.

"Ziggy he's leaped into who again?"

"Martin luther king Al"

"quick gooshire power up the imaging chamber I need to reach Sam now!"

"am already on it admiral"

And with that Al runs up the ramp taps into the hand link and visits Sam in the imaging chamber.

Once Al returns he goes to the waiting room to welcome the new visitor who has come to the future....

End of chapter 2
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When the blue light disappears Sam found himself near yet another microphone and there was a lot of people in front of Sam waiting for Martin to speak.

"Sam said to himself quietly I forgot Martin does a lot of speeches in his time"

And looking around hoping to see where Al was he said to himself again trying to not be seen talking to himself.

"where are you Al?"

Martins friends lead Sam up to the microphone and Sam stands in front of yet another microphone.

And suddenly to Sam's delight the imaging chamber door opens and Al walks out and with more tapping of the hand link the door closes behind him and Sam smiles looking at his friend and says

"Al?"

Every one in the audience looked puzzle for a moment and they say to themselves.

"who's Al?"

Al says.

"Sam don't look at me Sam"

He taps the hand link again holding a ciger in one hand and says to Sam.

"Ziggy says Sam everything must play out like it before until we know why you're here?"

Sam sheepishly looks at Al and says through his teeth.

"why am I here Al?"

"we're working on it Sam."

There was a lot of people in front and behind of Sam and Sam was beginning to get really nervous.

One of Martins friends comes up to Sam and says in his ear.

"is everything OK sir?"

"can I have a glass of water please?"

His friend nods and walks away trying to honor his request.

Al standing next to Sam he taps the hand link and says.

"Sam it's August 28, 1963 and it's Washington DC Martin right now has to give I have a dream speech one of Martin luther kings key speechs"

"I need help Al?"

Al smiles and says

"I brought a friend with me Sam"

Al grabs the thin air and suddenly it appears Al had touched the arm of Martin luther king appears now in Sams body.

Al continues to say

"ziggys tuned his voice to your brainwaves Sam so you can hear him."

Sam nods and goes close to the microphone and says.

"thanks Al"

"don't mention it Sam"

Martin now in Sam's body slowly starts the speech next to Sam and Sam repeats every thing Martin says into the microphone.

"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. [applause]

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves [Audience:] (Yeah) who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. (Hmm)

But one hundred years later (All right), the Negro still is not free. (My Lord, Yeah) One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. (Hmm) One hundred years later (All right), the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later (My Lord) [applause], the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. (Yes, yes) And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (Yeah), they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men (My Lord), would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. (My Lord) Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds. [enthusiastic applause] (My Lord, Lead on, Speech, speech)

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. (My Lord) [laughter] (No, no) We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. (Sure enough) And so we’ve come to cash this check (Yes), a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom (Yes) and the security of justice. (Yes Lord) [enthusiastic applause]

We have also come to this hallowed spot (My Lord) to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. (Mhm) This is no time (My Lord) to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. [applause] (Yes, Speak on it!) Now is the time (Yes it is) to make real the promises of democracy. (My Lord) Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time [applause] to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time (Yes) [applause] (Now) to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent (Yes) will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. (My Lord) 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. (Yes) And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. [enthusiastic applause] There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: in the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. (My Lord, No, no, no, no) [applause] We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. (My Lord) Again and again (No, no), we must rise to the majestic heights (Yes) of meeting physical force with soul force. (My Lord) The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people (Hmm), for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny [sustained applause], and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” (Never) We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. (Yes) We can never be satisfied [applause] as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. [applause] We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. (Yes) We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating for whites only. [applause] (Yes, Hallelujah) We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. (Yeah, That’s right, Let’s go) [applause] No, no, we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters (Yes) and righteousness like a mighty stream. [applause] (Let’s go, Tell it)

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. (My Lord) Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. (My Lord, That’s right) Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution (Yeah, Yes) and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith (Hmm) that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi (Yeah), go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities (Yes), knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. (Yes) Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. (My Lord)

I say to you today, my friends [applause], so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow (Uh-huh), I still have a dream. (Yes) It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. (Yes)

I have a dream (Mhm) that one day (Yes) this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed (Hah): “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” (Yeah, Uh-huh, Hear hear) [applause]

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia (Yes, Talk), the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream (Yes) [applause] that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice (Yeah), sweltering with the heat of oppression (Mhm), will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream (Yeah) [applause] that my four little children (Well) 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. (My Lord) I have a dream today. [enthusiastic applause]

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists (Yes, Yeah), with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” (Yes), one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. [applause] (God help him, Preach)

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted (Yes), every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain (Yes), and the crooked places will be made straight (Yes), and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed [cheering], and all flesh shall see it together. (Yes Lord)

This is our hope. (Yes, Yes) This is the faith that I go back to the South with. (Yes) With this faith (My Lord) we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. (Yes, All right) With this faith (Yes) we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation (Yes) into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. (Talk about it) With this faith (Yes, My Lord) we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together (Yes), to stand up for freedom together (Yeah), knowing that we will be free one day. [sustained applause]

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children (Yes, Yeah) will be able to sing with new meaning: “My country, ‘tis of thee (Yeah, Yes), sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. (Oh yes) Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride (Yeah), from every mountainside, let freedom ring!” (Yeah)

And if America is to be a great nation (Yes), this must become true. So let freedom ring (Yes, Amen) from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. (Uh-huh) Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. (Yes, all right) Let freedom ring (Yes) from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. (Well) Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. (Yes) But not only that: (No) Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. [cheering] (Yeah, Oh yes, Lord) Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. (Yes) Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. (Yes) From*every*mountainside (Yeah) [sustained applause], let freedom ring.

And when this happens [applause] (Let it ring, Let it ring), and when we allow freedom ring (Let it ring), when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city (Yes Lord), we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children (Yeah), black men (Yeah) and white men (Yeah), Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics (Yes), will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! (Yes) Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” [enthusiastic applause]

After the speech Sam smiles and he disappears into yet another blue flash.....

End of chapter 3
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Chapter 4

After the blue flash disappears Sam found himself walking up close to a near by church.

Al reappears and says to Sam

"we need to talk?"

"Al am I still Martin luther king?"

Al nods and as they walk slowly up the street Al advises Sam.

"Al this is just like Oswald am bouncing around kings life time aren't I Al?"

"yes Sam at the moment you're leaping randomly through his life."

"but won't it lead to somewhere?"

"of course Sam it always does"

"so where am I this time Al?"

Al taps the handink and reads from the device.

"it's 1948 February 25
King is ordained today and becomes assistant pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, his fatherís church. Just over there Sam"

Al points to the church

"OK Al"

Sam looks at the church and says

"does Ziggy have anything more to give me Al?"

Al taps the hand link and hits the device the device makes it usual noise as he hits the device wanting more Data.

"Ziggy thinks you're leap could be connected to how Martin dies."

"how does he die Al?"

"you can't remember Sam?"

"I can't my memory is a complete blank."

Al looks at the hand link and says.

"Martin is killed later on in his life but ziggy needs more time to be sure."

"OK Al keep me posted"

"will do kid"

"so what do I do know Al"

Al points to the entrance of the church and says.

"you have a appointment to keep."

Sam smiles and walks up to the entrance of the church he looks at Al and Al taps the hand link stands in the door way and disappears....

End of chapter 4
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As soon as Sam walks through the entrance of the church Sam leaps again....

And Sam now finds himself now in the hallway of a hospital doctor and nurses are walking close by.

Al walks out of a near by wall looks at Sam and reads from the hand link.

"it's 1929, January 15:

And in that delivery room Sam, Michael King is born today in Atlanta. The original name of Martin luther king.

His father changes the boy’s name, as well as his own, to Martin Luther King several years later."

"really Al so Martin isn't his original name?"

"no"

"that's interesting so I've got to be Martins father right now then"

"bingo Sam"

Al smokes his cigar and smokes out some smoke rings.

Sam hears the crys of his wife Martins mother giving birth to the boy.

"Al maybe I should go into the delivery room and help them"

Al checks the hand link and says.

" you don't need to Sam we all know Martin is delivered and becomes a very great man, Sam this is a unique opportunity not many people have been here to witness the birth of Martin luther king!"

"you're right Al it's amazing"

Sam waits until the boy is delivered and once the baby is cleaned and wrapped in a towel the doctor gives the baby to Sam and he holds the baby with pride and says to the little baby boy in his arms.

"you're going to change the world"

With Martins mum still recovering laying in bed from just giving birth she smiles and in that moment another blue flash happens....

Sam finds himself enrolling at Morehouse College and his mind merges slightly with Martins mind and Sam knows now it's 1944, Sept 20.

He just hoped soon he would know for sure why he had leaped into Martin, luther king....

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Chapter 6

Sam leaps again and he finds himself in front of yet another microphone.

And Al reappears with Martin again in Sam's body and Al says

"don't worry Sam I've got your back. Ziggys fully tuned your counterpart in the waiting room to your brainwaves so this time you can both hear and see him without any help from me."

Sam smiles and Martin looks at Sam and smiles.

Al continues to say to Sam.

" it's now Dec 10 1964 and Mr King wins the noble prize for peace. Mr King it's time to give your speech "

Martin talks and starts the speech next to Sam and he copys what he hears.

"Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice. I accept this award on behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice. I am mindful that only yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, our children, crying out for brotherhood, were answered with fire hoses, snarling dogs and even death. I am mindful that only yesterday in Philadelphia, Mississippi, young people seeking to secure the right to vote were brutalized and murdered. And only yesterday more than 40 houses of worship in the State of Mississippi alone were bombed or burned because they offered a sanctuary to those who would not accept segregation. I am mindful that debilitating and grinding poverty afflicts my people and chains them to the lowest rung of the economic ladder.

Therefore, I must ask why this prize is awarded to a movement which is beleaguered and committed to unrelenting struggle; to a movement which has not won the very peace and brotherhood which is the essence of the Nobel Prize.

Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace*…

After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time – the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. Negroes of the United States, following the people of India, have demonstrated that nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation. Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

The tortuous road which has led from Montgomery, Alabama to Oslo bears witness to this truth. This is a road over which millions of Negroes are travelling to find a new sense of dignity. This same road has opened for all Americans a new era of progress and hope. It has led to a new Civil Rights Bill, and it will, I am convinced, be widened and lengthened into a super highway of justice as Negro and white men in increasing numbers create alliances to overcome their common problems.

I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the “isness” of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal “oughtness” that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up. I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive good will proclaim the rule of the land. “And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together and every man shall sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid.” I still believe that We*Shall*overcome!

This faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, we will know that we are living in the creative turmoil of a genuine civilization struggling to be born.

Today I come to Oslo as a trustee, inspired and with renewed dedication to humanity. I accept this prize on behalf of all men who love peace and brotherhood. I say I come as a trustee, for in the depths of my heart I am aware that this prize is much more than an honor to me personally.

Every time I take a flight, I am always mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible – the known pilots and the unknown ground crew.

So you honor the dedicated pilots of our struggle who have sat at the controls as the freedom movement soared into orbit. You honor, once again, Chief*Lutuli*of South Africa, whose struggles with and for his people, are still met with the most brutal expression of man’s inhumanity to man. You honor the ground crew without whose labor and sacrifices the jet flights to freedom could never have left the earth. Most of these people will never make the headline and their names will not appear in*Who’s Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvellous age in which we live – men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization – because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness’ sake.

… peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.

I think Alfred Nobel would know what I mean when I say that I accept this award in the spirit of a curator of some precious heirloom which he holds in trust for its true owners – all those to whom beauty is truth and truth beauty – and in whose eyes the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold."

After the speech Sam is presented with the noble peace prize and his picture is taken and in that moment Sam leaps again.....

End of chapter 6
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Sam found himself after the quick leap.
He was conducting a meeting when suddenly Al appears looking concerned.

Al says to Sam.

"Sam its January 30 1956 and not long from now Dr kings birth home is bombed"

"bombed!"

Sam looks at Al at the front of the audience talking to thin air from the audience perspective.

"yes Sam Ziggy says your also here to make sure no one gets injured."

And with that Sam says to everyone

"sorry but I have to go!"

Every one looking concerned and puzzled at the same time.

One member of the audience runs up to Sam and says

"is there anything we can do?"

Sam Says

"yes quickly is there a telephone in the meeting house?"

"of course"

They show Sam to the phone Al reappears Sam picks up the phone and dials home. Al giving Sam the telephone number from the hand link.

While Al says

"hurry, Sam hurry!"

Sam says to Al

"how long do I have?"

Al taps the hand link fast and says

"less than 10 minutes"

The LEDS on the hand link the lights dance across the device more quickly.

Sam speaks to Martins wife and tells her quickly about the attack.

"you need to get out of the House now!"

Telling her with urgently.

Al still looking at the hand link says to Sam quickly.

"no Sam tell her to go to the far back of the house as possible. Ziggy says the attack happens at the front of the house and every one will be safe at the back of the house."

Sam repeats the message Martin wife puts the phone down and very quickly grabs the 7 week old baby and her neighbor follows to they all run to the back of the house.

Sam looks at Al and says

" go to them Al"

Al replys

"I can't do anything Sam I am just a hologram"

"I'll know Al just watch over them"

And with that Al hits the hand link and disappears.

And reappears at the back of Dr kings home he sees they are at the back of the house safe and sound.

And he says to them.

"OK good stay there."

Suddenly the front of the house explodes and everyone screams in fear.

Al says to the family trying to comfort them.

"everythings going to be just fine."

Meanwhile Sam is driving towards the house his mind merging with Martins mind and he knows exactly where Dr King lives as he pulls up the car next to the house a unfriendly group is waiting for him right outside the front of his house.

And the front of the house is a mess.

Sam gets out of the car and Al reappears and Sam says

Quickly

"are they safe Al?"

"no ones hurt thank God every one got out at the back of the house."

tapping the hand link.

Sam smiles and walks towards the group.

The crowd cheered Sam as he moved towards then Al says to Sam.

"be careful Sam"

Sam noticed that some crowd members where carrying weapons.

The mayor and the police commissioner was also on the scene to and they tried to calm down the crowd and promised that the bombing would be fully investigated.

The crowd by this time was starting to get even more anxious and angry.

And Sam started to say to the crowd first Al talking to Sam really quickly tapping on the hand link.

"Sam in the original history Martin said the following and he was successful in calming the crowd down repeat after me Sam."

Al tells Sam what to say and he repeats to the crowd.

"If you have weapons," he pleaded,

"take them home;

if you do not have them,

please do not seek them.

We cannot solve this problem through violence.

We must meet violence with nonviolence."

The crowd then dispersed peacefully after Dr. King assured them,

"Go home and don't worry.

We are not hurt, and remember, if anything happens to me there will be others to take my place."

The crowd leaves the scene and Al says to Sam.

"way to go kid"

And in that moment a blue flash occurrs and Sam jumps time zone.

End of chapter 7
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Sam found himself in a department store. And the owners of the store was showing Sam to where he was going to sit to start mr kings book signing.

Al appears walking with Sam and says

"Sam I need to talk with you right now"

Sam nods and asking the owners where there toilets where. They show him and Sam walks into the men toilets and Al reappears and says to Sam.

"Sam why do we always have to meet in the men's toilets for I always feel like a pervert?"

"Al?" with an unapproving look on his face

"What do you have for me?"

Al taps the hand link and says

"OK it's September 20 1958 and a Assassination attempt is made on you today Sam."

"how?" Sam looking concerned.

Al continues to read from the hand link

"During a*book signing*at Blumstein's department store in*Harlem, which is this store Sam today on September 20, 1958, Curry approached and asked him if he was*Martin Luther King,*Jr. When*King*replied in the affirmative, Curry stabbed him in the chest with a steel letter opener."

" Ziggy says there is a 82.3 per cent chance your here to stop the stabbing plus we know why you're here Sam you're leaped into Martin to save him from being killed. "

"OK Al easy I'll cancel the book signing"

Al smiles and says

"go Sam go do it"

As Sam was about to leave the toilet Sam sees his reflection in the toilet mirror for the first time on this leap and he says to his mirror reflection.

"I'll save you Mr king if it's the last thing I do."

And with that he leaves the toilets he sees there is a long line of people starting to fill the store.

He runs over to the store owner.

And says.

"am sorry I can't continue am not feeling well I need to go"

The store owner looking very puzzled says

"but you can't cancel now we need you to stay Mr king all these people have come to see you"

"am sorry"

And with that Sam leaves the store from the back entrance of the store and the book signing is canceled.....

And with a blue quantum flash Sam jumps time zone.....


End of chapter 8
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After another blue flash Sam is sat down in a office and he is sat in front of a desk.

Leaping around in time I have been a lot of people I have leaped into Albert einstein, Lee Harvey Oswald and many others but as soon as this leaping carousel was over I hope I can keep Martin luther king safe.....

Al walks into the room through a near by wall and he is smoking and let's out some smoke rings.

Al says to Sam

"how's it going kid?"

Sam smiles and replies

"am OK but Al this leap feels just like Oswald I am bouncing around alot in Martins life"

Al looks at the hand link and says

"Ziggy says with each leap Sam it will bring you closer to the ultimate reason why you're here...."

"to stop Martin from being killed"

"Ziggy thinks so definitely."

"OK Al"

Suddenly the hand link starts to goan and the lights on the hand link dance all over the device.

Al taps the link and says outloud

"Sam's there's another bomb!"

"another where?"

Al taps the link and hits the device in his hand

"it's 1963 September 15 the bomb is at the baptism church in Birmingham."

"OK how much time Al?"

"in 20 minutes Sam four girls are killed in the blast Ziggy saying one of your goals is to save them"

"OK what's the number Al?"

Al gets the number and Sam picks up the telephone.

He phones the church in Birmingham and tells them to leave the church immediately.

Sam finishes the call.

And the pastor quickly gets everyone out of the church and as soon as the church is clear the church blows up.

Al looks at the hand link and says

"you did it Sam your saved the four girls In the church."

And with that Sam is covered in quantum leap light and he leaps out.....

End of chapter 9
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When the leap fades away Sam finds himself back at the microphone where he first leaped into Martin luther king.

Al appears at Sams side and says

"Sam Ziggy says you need to deliver Mr kings final speech and this will lead you to the event you have ultimately been sent here for"

And like before Al hits the hand link. And Martin appears in the imaging chamber next to Sam.

Martin in Sam's body starts the speech and sam repeats his words into the microphone.

"Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It's always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you. And Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world. I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow.

Something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in our world. And you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of taking a kind of general and panoramic view of the whole of human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?" I would take my mental flight by Egypt and I would watch God's children in their magnificent trek from the dark dungeons of Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promised land. And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn't stop there.

I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would go on, even to the great heyday of the Roman Empire. And I would see developments around there, through various emperors and leaders. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and aesthetic life of man. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even go by the way that the man for whom I am named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his ninety-five theses on the door at the church of Wittenberg. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would come on up even to 1863, and watch a vacillating President by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation. And come with an eloquent cry that*we have nothing to fear but "fear itself."*But I wouldn't stop there.

Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy."

Now that's a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around. That's a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding.

Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee -- the cry is always the same: "We want to be free."

And another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.

And also in the human rights revolution, if something isn't done, and done in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world is doomed. Now, I'm just happy that God has allowed me to live in this period to see what is unfolding. And I'm happy that He's allowed me to be in Memphis.

I can remember -- I can remember when Negroes were just going around as Ralph has said, so often, scratching where they didn't itch, and laughing when they were not tickled. But that day is all over. We mean business now, and we are determined to gain our rightful place in God's world.

And that's all this whole thing is about. We aren't engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying -- We are saying that we are God's children. And that we are God's children, we don't have to live like we are forced to live.

Now, what does all of this mean in this great period of history? It means that we've got to stay together. We've got to stay together and maintain unity. You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt, he had a favorite, favorite formula for doing it. What was that? He kept the slaves fighting among themselves. But whenever the slaves get together, something happens in Pharaoh's court, and he cannot hold the slaves in slavery. When the slaves get together, that's the beginning of getting out of slavery. Now let us maintain unity.

Secondly, let us keep the issues where they are. The issue is injustice. The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealings with its public servants, who happen to be sanitation workers. Now, we've got to keep attention on that. That's always the problem with a little violence. You know what happened the other day, and the press dealt only with the window-breaking. I read the articles. They very seldom got around to mentioning the fact that one thousand, three hundred sanitation workers are on strike, and that Memphis is not being fair to them, and that Mayor Loeb is in dire need of a doctor. They didn't get around to that.

Now we're going to march again, and we've got to march again, in order to put the issue where it is supposed to be -- and force everybody to see that there are thirteen hundred of God's children here suffering, sometimes going hungry, going through dark and dreary nights wondering how this thing is going to come out. That's the issue. And we've got to say to the nation: We know how it's coming out. For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.

We aren't going to let any mace stop us. We are masters in our nonviolent movement in disarming police forces; they don't know what to do. I've seen them so often. I remember in Birmingham, Alabama, when we were in that majestic struggle there, we would move out of the 16th Street Baptist Church day after day; by the hundreds we would move out. And Bull Connor would tell them to send the dogs forth, and they did come; but we just went before the dogs singing, "Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around."

Bull Connor next would say, "Turn the fire hoses on." And as I said to you the other night, Bull Connor didn't know history. He knew a kind of physics that somehow didn't relate to the transphysics that we knew about. And that was the fact that there was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out. And we went before the fire hoses; we had known water. If we were Baptist or some other denominations, we had been immersed. If we were Methodist, and some others, we had been sprinkled, but we knew water. That couldn't stop us.

And we just went on before the dogs and we would look at them; and we'd go on before the water hoses and we would look at it, and we'd just go on singing "Over my head I see freedom in the air." And then we would be thrown in the paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like sardines in a can. And they would throw us in, and old Bull would say, "Take 'em off," and they did; and we would just go in the paddy wagon singing, "We Shall Overcome." And every now and then we'd get in jail, and we'd see the jailers looking through the windows being moved by our prayers, and being moved by our words and our songs. And there was a power there which Bull Connor couldn't adjust to; and so we ended up transforming Bull into a steer, and we won our struggle in Birmingham. Now we've got to go on in Memphis just like that. I call upon you to be with us when we go out Monday.

Now about injunctions: We have an injunction and we're going into court tomorrow morning to fight this illegal, unconstitutional injunction. All we say to America is, "Be true to what you said on paper." If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.

We need all of you. And you know what's beautiful to me is to see all of these ministers of the Gospel. It's a marvelous picture. Who is it that is supposed to articulate the longings and aspirations of the people more than the preacher? Somehow the preacher must have a kind of fire shut up in his bones. And whenever injustice is around he tell it. Somehow the preacher must be an Amos, and saith, "When God speaks who can but prophesy?" Again with Amos, "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Somehow the preacher must say with Jesus, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me," and he's anointed me to deal with the problems of the poor."

And I want to commend the preachers, under the leadership of these noble men: James Lawson, one who has been in this struggle for many years; he's been to jail for struggling; he's been kicked out of Vanderbilt University for this struggle, but he's still going on, fighting for the rights of his people. Reverend Ralph Jackson, Billy Kiles; I could just go right on down the list, but time will not permit. But I want to thank all of them. And I want you to thank them, because so often, preachers aren't concerned about anything but themselves. And I'm always happy to see a relevant ministry.

It's all right to talk about "long white robes over yonder," in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here! It's all right to talk about "streets flowing with milk and honey," but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee. This is what we have to do.

Now the other thing we'll have to do is this: Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal. Now, we are poor people. Individually, we are poor when you compare us with white society in America. We are poor. Never stop and forget that collectively -- that means all of us together -- collectively we are richer than all the nations in the world, with the exception of nine. Did you ever think about that? After you leave the United States, Soviet Russia, Great Britain, West Germany, France, and I could name the others, the American Negro collectively is richer than most nations of the world. We have an annual income of more than thirty billion dollars a year, which is more than all of the exports of the United States, and more than the national budget of Canada. Did you know that? That's power right there, if we know how to pool it.

We don't have to argue with anybody. We don't have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don't need any bricks and bottles. We don't need any Molotov cocktails. We just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country, and say,

"God sent us by here, to say to you that you're not treating his children right. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God's children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you."

And so, as a result of this, we are asking you tonight, to go out and tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis. Go by and tell them not to buy Sealtest milk. Tell them not to buy -- what is the other bread? -- Wonder Bread. And what is the other bread company, Jesse? Tell them not to buy Hart's bread. As Jesse Jackson has said, up to now, only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain. We are choosing these companies because they haven't been fair in their hiring policies; and we are choosing them because they can begin the process of saying they are going to support the needs and the rights of these men who are on strike. And then they can move on town -- downtown and tell Mayor Loeb to do what is right.

But not only that, we've got to strengthen black institutions. I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank. We want a "bank-in" movement in Memphis. Go by the savings and loan association. I'm not asking you something that we don't do ourselves at SCLC. Judge Hooks and others will tell you that we have an account here in the savings and loan association from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We are telling you to follow what we are doing. Put your money there. You have six or seven black insurance companies here in the city of Memphis. Take out your insurance there. We want to have an "insurance-in."

Now these are some practical things that we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we are putting pressure where it really hurts. I ask you to follow through here.

Now, let me say as I move to my conclusion that we've got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We've got to see it through. And when we have our march, you need to be there. If it means leaving work, if it means leaving school -- be there. Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together.

Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness. One day a man came to Jesus, and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters of life. At points he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little more than Jesus knew and throw him off base....

Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate. But Jesus immediately pulled that question from mid-air, and placed it on a dangerous curve between Jerusalem and Jericho. And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn't stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But he got down with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the "I" into the "thou," and to be concerned about his brother.

Now you know, we use our imagination a great deal to try to determine why the priest and the Levite didn't stop. At times we say they were busy going to a church meeting, an ecclesiastical gathering, and they had to get on down to Jerusalem so they wouldn't be late for their meeting. At other times we would speculate that there was a religious law that "One who was engaged in religious ceremonials was not to touch a human body twenty-four hours before the ceremony." And every now and then we begin to wonder whether maybe they were not going down to Jerusalem -- or down to Jericho, rather to organize a "Jericho Road Improvement Association." That's a possibility. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect.

But I'm going to tell you what my imagination tells me. It's possible that those men were afraid. You see, the Jericho road is a dangerous road. I remember when Mrs. King and I were first in Jerusalem. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, "I can see why Jesus used this as the setting for his parable." It's a winding, meandering road. It's really conducive for ambushing. You start out in Jerusalem, which is about 1200 miles -- or rather 1200 feet above sea level. And by the time you get down to Jericho, fifteen or twenty minutes later, you're about 2200 feet below sea level. That's a dangerous road. In the days of Jesus it came to be known as the "Bloody Pass." And you know, it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked -- the first question that the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

That's the question before you tonight. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?" The question is not, "If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?" The question is, "If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?" That's the question.

Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you.

You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. But the book signing was canceled as I was unwell at the time....

(Martins speech changes at this point and leads to the end of the speech.)

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And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now,*because I've been to the mountaintop.

And I don't mind.

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!

And so I'm happy, tonight.

I'm not worried about anything.

I'm not fearing any man!

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!"

After the speech and after the meeting was over Sam walked out of Mason temple and Al says to Sam.

" OK Sam it's time to drive to Lorraine Motel."

Sam nods and drives to the hotel.

After going into his hotel room Al reappears.

Sam goes into the bathroom and closes the door Al walks through the bathroom door like a ghost and says tapping on the hand link.

" tomorrow Sam April 4 1968 James earl Ray the rat that kills king shots king on the hotel balcony of this hotel room. Ziggy says you must prevent James from killing him"

"OK Al"

And with that Al opens the imaging chamber door stands in the doorway and says.

"good luck Sam"

"thanks Al"

And with that Al was gone.

The next morning when Sam arose from his bed he told his wife

"stay away from the balcony window"

"why?"

"I don't have time to explain but trust me OK?"

She nods looking a bit puzzled.

Al reappears next to Sam and reading from the hand link says.

"OK Sam be very careful Ziggy says James is across the street right now"

"where Al?"

Al taps the hand link hitting the link and the device makes all the usual noises it flashes red, yellow and green.

"bingo! He's at rooming house across the street from this motel; he's there right now Sam and hes renting the room he's got a rifle and binoculars Sam.

Plus Ziggy says he's wanted by the FBI for Ray committed a variety of crimes

prior to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ray's first conviction for criminal activity, a burglary in California, came in 1949. In 1952, he served two years for the armed robbery of a taxi driver in*Illinois. In 1955, Ray was convicted of*mail fraud*after stealing*money orders*in*Hannibal, Missouri, then forging them to take a trip to*Florida. He served four years in*Leavenworth. In 1959, Ray was caught stealing $120 in an armed robbery of a*St. Louis*Kroger*store.

Ray was sentenced to twenty years in prison for repeated offenses. He escaped from the*Missouri State Penitentiary*in 1967 by hiding in a truck transporting bread from the prison bakery."

" OK Al "

" Ziggy says your best bet is to contact the FBI and tell them where he is "

Sam picks up the motel room telephone and with the help of Al Contacted the FBI and the local police department.

After telling them the where about of James.

Sam ended the call and waited for the police to arrive.

As time moved on police cars parked up next to the rooming house across the street and as the police raid the building gun fire is heard and James is injured and is taken to hospital.

Al with Sam taps the hand link and says.

"you're done it Sam your changed history James dies in hospital from his injuries. And Martin luther king lives on

And he remains and continues to remain a powerful voice against injustice. King continues to speak out against racism in the ensuing years. The “economic bill of rights is passed.

And he champions the poor and he continues to support his country and his people to a golden eara of peace and well being for All and Martin luther king lives to a very old age of 92 and dies in his sleep. "

And in that moment Sam is covered from head to toe in quantum leap light and he quantum leaps into time.....

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