American Civil Rights Movement Quiz

Answer these questions about the civil rights movement in the United States in the mid 20th century.
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Boy from Illinois whose brutal murder on a trip to Mississippi caused nationwide outrage.
Emmett Till
President of the SCLC and most memorable leader of the civil rights movement.
Martin Luther King Jr
Civil rights leader who followed the nation of islam and stood against white violence.
Malcolm X
Supreme Court case that lead to the integration of schools in the south.
Brown v. Board of Education
City in Alabama that lead marches and a voting rights movement.
Selma
City in Alabama where bus boycotts were held.
Montgomery
City in Arkansas where 9 black students were escorted to school under the command of president Eisenhower after local protest.
Little Rock
Woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus.
Rosa Parks
President who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Lyndon Johnson
White nationalist group that terrorized black people in the south.
Ku Klux Klan
Alabama city where fire hoses and police dogs were unleashed on protesting school students.
Birmingham
Alabama governor who famously said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever".
George Wallace
City where #2 was assassinated in 1968.
Memphis
Neighborhood in Los Angeles where riots left millions of dollars in damages.
Watts
Year in which the Voting Rights Act was passed.
1965
1988 film based off the murders of three student civil rights activists in Mississippi in 1964.
Mississippi Burning
Nickname for the system of segregation and racial mistreatment.
Jim Crow Laws
Buses of activists that took to the south to challenge segregation laws.
Freedom Rides
5 and dime chain where sit ins were held in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Woolworth's
Civil rights organization formed in 1909 for the "advancement of colored people".
NAACP
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Level 37
Oct 17, 2018
Malcolm X is misspelled! I want my points!
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Oct 17, 2018
Sorry about that. It's fixed. Thank you for pointing it out!