Civil Rights Movement

In honor of Black History Month the Pearson Celebration's Committee has put together this fun quiz to see how much YOU know about the Civil Rights Movement.

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1. In 1961 Freedom Riders (black and white) traveled around the South in buses, riding from Washington, D.C., to Jackson, Mississippi, where they were arrested and imprisoned. What was the purpose of the Freedom Rides?
To support Rosa Parks, who was jailed for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger
To transport protesters to and from the March on Washington
To test a court decision that declared segregation illegal in bus stations that were open to interstate travel
2. Whites in Little Rock, Arkansas, rioted to protest the integration of Central High School. Federal troops were sent in to maintain order. Who sent the troops to Little Rock?
JFK
Dwight D Eisenhower
Lyndon B. Johnson
3. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Why was King in Memphis?
To support striking workers
To give his "I Have a Dream" speech
To take part in the NAACP's "Jobs and Freedom" march
4. Many events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States turned violent. What event is known as Bloody Sunday?
A church bombing in which four children were killed
The murder of three young civil rights workers (a black volunteer and his white coworkers)
A police attack on voting-rights marchers
5. One of the best-known proponents of civil disobedience (refusal to obey civil laws or decrees), Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated nonviolent protest in the fight for civil rights. He was not, however, the first person to set forth the basic tenets of civ
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mohandas Gandhi
6. A constitutional amendment guaranteed African American men the right to vote: ''The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of s
13th Amendment
15th Amendment
19th Amendment
7. School desegregation was a major part of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. But challenges to segregation arose around the country even earlier in states such as Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Mississippi. What was the first legal challenge
Brown v. Board of Education
Sweatt v. Painter
Roberts v. City of Boston
8. The Civil Rights Memorial, which honors 40 people who gave their lives between 1954 and 1968 in the fight for racial equality, was dedicated in 1989. Where is this memorial located?
Montgomery, Alabama
Washington, D.C.
Memphis, Tennessee
9. Jim Crow laws and customs enforced racial segregation and discrimination in the United States, especially in the South. Who was Jim Crow?
A character in a minstrel show
A segregationist minister from Alabama
A character in Uncle Tom's Cabin
10. In 1962 a black man applied for admission to the all-white University of Mississippi. A federal court ordered the university to desegregate, but the governor of Mississippi defied the order and tried to prevent the man from enrolling. The Kennedy administ
James Meredith
Medgar Evers
Jesse Jackson

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