Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 3
In 1963 over 250,000 civil rights protesters marched in Washington.

Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 3

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The Ku Klux Klan were synonymous with racial unrest and civil rights in the USA. The USA is known as the 'land of the free', yet black Americans had to campaign long and hard in history for equal civil rights.

Test your knowledge with our third quiz on Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA.

1.
In April 1963 race protests occurred where in Alabama?
Birmingham
Florence
Montgomery
Troy
The city had closed public facilities to avoid having to desegregate
2.
What type of people set up the civil rights group SNCC?
Lawyers
Nurses
Shopkeepers
Students
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
3.
The SNCC mainly used what type of protest?
Hunger strikes
Raising petitions
Riots
Sit-ins
4.
Who became chairman of SNCC in 1966?
Charles Brown
Huey Newton
James Meredith
Stokely Carmichael
5.
Which civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968?
James Farmer
Marcus Garvey
Martin Luther King
Thurgood Marshall
He used non-violent tactics
6.
Which white racist is thought to have killed Martin Luther King?
Jack Ruby
James Earl Ray
Lee Harvey Oswald
Mark Chapman
King's birthday is a national holiday in the USA
7.
Where was Martin Luther King assassinated?
Columbia, South Carolina
Dallas, Texas
Jefferson City, Missouri
Memphis, Tennessee
8.
In 1963 over 250,000 civil rights protesters marched in which city?
Boston
Detroit
New Orleans
Washington
Interestingly, about 50,000 of them were white
9.
In a 1963 speech, Martin Luther King famously said .......
I got a feeling
I have a dream
The future is ours
The long road to freedom
The speech inspired millions of Americans
10.
The Watts area of which city saw major riots in 1965?
Houston
Los Angeles
New York
Seattle
Author:  Jan Crompton

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