Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

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What was the primary goal of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King Jr. was a part of?

To end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans

Which of the following events is NOT mentioned in the text as being led or organized by Martin Luther King Jr.?

The 1968 riots following his assassination

What was the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964?

It was given to him in recognition of his work combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance

Which of the following statements about Martin Luther King Jr.'s later years is NOT supported by the text?

He led protests against the Vietnam War

What was the significance of the 1963 March on Washington that Martin Luther King Jr. helped organize?

It was the largest civil rights demonstration in American history at the time

What was the primary tactic used by the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King Jr. was a part of?

Nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience

Which of the following events is NOT mentioned in the text as occurring after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968?

King being posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

What was the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. becoming the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference?

It gave him a platform to organize nationwide civil rights campaigns

How does the text describe Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the civil rights movement?

He was the most visible spokesperson and leader of the movement

What was the primary motivation behind Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights activism?

To secure legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held

Test your knowledge on Martin Luther King, his leadership in the civil rights movement, and the goals of the movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States.

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