Martin Luther King Day: How well do you know MLK? Take the quiz!

In the 50s and 60s Martin Luther King Jr., a black Southern reverend who advocated non violent, peaceful resistance, became the voice of the civil rights movement. Test your knowledge of one of America's greatest men in this quiz.

3. What early event established King as an important civil rights leader?

After Rosa Park’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat, 26-year-old King was chosen from among local ministers to lead the boycott of the Montgomery, Ala., bus system. The boycott began in December 1955 and lasted just over a year, until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. Montgomery buses were integrated, and King emerged as one of the more important civil rights leaders in the nation.

After Rosa Park’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat, 26-year-old King was chosen from among local ministers to lead the boycott of the Montgomery, Ala., bus system. The boycott began in December 1955 and lasted just over a year, until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. Montgomery buses were integrated, and King emerged as one of the more important civil rights leaders in the nation.

After Rosa Park’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat, 26-year-old King was chosen from among local ministers to lead the boycott of the Montgomery, Ala., bus system. The boycott began in December 1955 and lasted just over a year, until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. Montgomery buses were integrated, and King emerged as one of the more important civil rights leaders in the nation.

After Rosa Park’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat, 26-year-old King was chosen from among local ministers to lead the boycott of the Montgomery, Ala., bus system. The boycott began in December 1955 and lasted just over a year, until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. Montgomery buses were integrated, and King emerged as one of the more important civil rights leaders in the nation.

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The Montgomery bus boycott

 

The “I Have a Dream” speech

 

The publishing of “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

 

The championing of Brown v. Board of Education

 
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