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American Civil Rights Leaders Quiz

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What is the collective nickname for the African American students who attended Little Rock Central High School in 1957 as a demonstration to try and end segregation in the U.S.?
Eisenhower's Kids
The Ten of Arkansas
The Little Rock Nine
The Bridgers

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The first African American man to serve in the United States Congress was what politician and minister who acted as an abolitionist spokesman before the 13th Amendment's ratification?
Frederick Douglass
Hiram Revels
Howard Frampton
Edward Smalls

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What early feminist leader is known for organizing the Seneca Falls Convention and being the main author behind the Declaration of Sentiments?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Dorothea Dix
Mary Edwards Walker

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What civil rights activist is known for making the speech "The Ballot or the Bullet"?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Booker T. Washington
Paul Robeson

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Malcolm X was assassinated by members of what religious organization that he himself was once a member of?
The Church of the Fourth Revelation
The Nation of Islam
The Judgment Day Path
The Shabbat al-Rier

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Fred Korematsu was an activist who helped raise resistance toward Japanese internment camps which America utilized during what war?
World War One
World War Two
The Gulf War
The Korean War

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What track and field athlete became a global icon for winning four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics in a display that helped break racial barriers in the world of professional sports?
Jackie Robinson
Elijah Donnelson
James Baldwin
Jesse Owens

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What creator of Hull House and the American Civil Liberties Union became the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize because of her campaigns for women's rights and global nonviolence?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Dorothea Dix
Clara Barton
Jane Addams

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What famous author of works like Go Tell It on the Mountain helped campaign for equal rights for African Americans and also pushed for acceptance of gay men in American society?
Paul Robeson
James Baldwin
Langston Hughes
Hiram Court

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What civil rights leader is known for his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech that he made in front of the Lincoln Memorial?
Booker T. Washington
Stephen Marks Lowenthal
Martin Luther King Jr.
Donnavan Marrow

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial monument is also known by what title that alludes to the impact of his deeds?
The Pillar of Equality
The Stone of Hope
The Civil Statue
The Rock of Rights

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What author and musician became known as the "First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement" because of her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr. and her constant advocacy for equality through her art?
Maisie Day King
Coretta Scott King
Lois Diana King
Fran Gallian King

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What early army surgeon became the first woman to receive the Medal of Honor after she demonstrated her valor by crossing enemy lines to treat the wounded?
Mary Edwards Walker
Valerie Regina Payne
Clara Barton
Florence Nightingale

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What leader of the Black Panthers helped moderate some of the group's more radical views and formed the Rainbow Coalition to unite poor people from all walks of life behind the cause of racial and economic equality?
Arthur Sellers
Garret Rhodes
Stephen Talamantes-Briar
Fred Hampton

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What young lady took a stand for integration when she became the first Black student to attend William Frantz Elementary School in a display of unity that threatened her safety?
Tabitha China French
Caroline Hackner Holmes
Ruby Bridges
Taylor Yvette Samson

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What civil rights icon helped lead the Tuskegee Institute and is known for the Atlanta Compromise where he urged patience in his fellow civil rights activists?
W. E. B. DuBois
Booker T. Washington
Franklin Rhodes
Garret Oliver Titus

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The Souls of Black Folk was a collection of essays written by what civil rights leader who was also known for his widespread criticisms of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise?
Paul Robeson
Elijah T. Voss
W. E. B. DuBois
Marvin Garvey

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What famous activist made history at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention with her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech?
Shelly Boggs
Hope Whitmore
Sojourner Truth
Rayette Highpraise

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What famous abolitionist wrote his autobiography Narrative of the Life to help describe the abuses that his people suffered under slavery?
American Civil Rights Leaders Quiz
Philip Calswell
Olson MacName
John Henry
Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass helped form what famous group of Black soldiers during the Civil War who became American heroes for their assault on Fort Wagner?
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment
The 13th Maryland Regiment
The 1st West Virginia Regiment
The 61st Ohio Regiment

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What welder helped strike down segregation in public schools when he acted as the plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas?
Oliver Brown
Jonathan Brown
Louis Brown
Bobby Brown

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What lawyer successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education in front of the Supreme Court and later became the first African American to become a Justice of the Supreme Court?
James Montgomery
Johnnie Cochran
Logan Rowland
Thurgood Marshall

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What American suffragette became famous after she was arrested in her hometown trying to vote?
Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Clara Barton
Mackenzie Dale

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For her work toward women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony's name was attached to what constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote in America?
The 19th Amendment
The 21st Amendment
The 23rd Amendment
The 25th Amendment

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What baseball player became the first African American member of the M.L.B. and wore the number 42 on his jersey?
Jackie Robinson
Cab Calloway
Robin Flyer
Timothy Grand

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Jackie Robinson became a sports phenomenon as he played 151 games for what baseball team based in Brooklyn?
The Angels
The Brewers
The Dodgers
The Cubs

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Which of the following civil rights leaders was one of the primary founders of the N.A.A.C.P.?
Booker T. Washington
W. E. B. DuBois
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr.

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What is the name of the famous Grape Boycott demonstrator who helped form the massive United Farm Workers labor union to improve labor rights in the U.S. and also generally campaigned for better inclusion of Mexican American citizens' issues in politics?
Jerry Gallo-Etra
Jack Williams Keene
Cesar Chavez
Antonio Guandero

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Rosa Parks' arrest for resisting segregation laws inspired the famous bus boycott of what city from 1955-1956?
Memphis
Tallahassee
Baton Rouge
Montgomery

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What humorist and author behind Their Eyes Were Watching God helped break boundaries for the acceptance of Black literature in America as she campaigned for the expansion of civil rights?
Nikki Giovanni
Zora Neale Hurston
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison

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