The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Can you guess these facts about the life of this civil rights leader?
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Last updated: November 5, 2021
First submittedDecember 4, 2020
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Martin Luther King's most famous speech
I Have a Dream
City in which he delivered that speech
Washington D.C.
City where he was born
His birth name
Michael King Jr.
His wife's name
Coretta Scott King
King's profession before becoming a civil rights leader
Major international prize he won in 1964
Nobel Peace Prize
Civil rights organization he was the first President of
Southern Christian
Leadership Conference
War that he protested against
Vietnam War
World leader who inspired King's non-violent approach
Mahatma Gandhi
Civil rights leader who had very different approach to the civil rights movement
and called Martin Luther King a "chump"
Malcolm X
In 1965, King led three marches between these two cities in Alabama
Head of the FBI who investigated and harassed King
J. Edgar Hoover
City in which King was assassinated in 1968
Man who was convicted of that crime
James Earl Ray
President who signed the bill making
Martin Luther King Jr. Day a federal holiday
Ronald Reagan
Complete these Martin Luther King quotes
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
A riot is the language of the unheard
... judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character
Level 81
Nov 5, 2021
Gandhi wasn't a world leader, in terms of holding office.
Level 85
Nov 5, 2021
The question says nothing about holding office. Holding an office is not a prerequisite of becoming a world leader. Plenty of people have been considered world leaders and have become extremely influential without ever being elected to, or even running for, political office.
Level 81
Nov 5, 2021
Nope. You can be a leader in your field. You can be influential. You can be famous. You can be powerful. The definition of "world leader" is, was, and will be until the average IQ drops at least 12 more points, a head of state or head of government.

But, just so that I can understand your point of view, who do you think is a world leader who is not a president, prime minister, premier, governor, chancellor, taoiseach, pope, king, queen, prince, grand duke, grand duchess, or emir? (Please don't say Kim Kardashian. Please don't say Kim Kardashian.)

Level 82
Nov 5, 2021
By the reasoning of the middle quote, Kristallnacht was the language of the unheard. (Apologies to Godwin.)

But perhaps, to steal the language of Seinfeld, slogans are like gossamer, and one doesn't dissect gossamer.

Level 66
Nov 5, 2021
Methinks you need to look up the difference between a riot and a pogrom
Level 79
Nov 5, 2021
Yeah you can find faults in any quote when dissected, but here's quite obvious he meant more or less spontaneous, grassroots riots, not state-organized violence.
Level 77
Nov 5, 2021
Not all riots are created equal.
Level 85
Nov 5, 2021
I had to look up the story of how his name changed. I knew his father was inspired by Martin Luther, but didn't realize it happened after he was already given another name. Updated his birth certificate at age 28, apparently!
Level 61
Nov 6, 2021
An all-important "not" is missing from the third quote.
Level 86
Nov 8, 2021
I guessed Loretta for his wife's name; so close yet so far.
Level 64
Nov 9, 2021
I did an essay and a presentation on MLK in school. Appearently I stored some information in the back of my brain. It hadn't been used in a long time.