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100

She was the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

Who was Coretta Scott King?

100

This man was King's inspiration for non-violent protest.

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

100

King gave this speech at the March on Washington

What was the "I Have a Dream" speech?

100

This group of ministers had an organization that spread throughout the South by  1963 with 85 affiliate organizations.

What was the SCLC - Southern Christian Leadership Conference?

100

When Dr. King won this prize, he was already known around the world.

What is the Nobel Peace Prize?

200

This daughter became a well known minister who spoke out against LGBT rights.

Who was Bernice King?

200

This man, who witnessed King's assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, went on to found Operation Push and run for president.

Who was Jesse Jackson?

200

This was King's most famous letter, which he read out loud in 1963 saying "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

What is "Letter from a Birmingham Jail?"

200

Dr. King and the SCLC worked with this organization to run the March on Washington.

What is the NAACP?

200

This event, dominated by King's "I Have a Dream" Speech, took place in Washington, DC in 1963.

What was the March for Jobs and Freedom?

300

Head of Ebenezer Church, King's father was a preacher in his own right.

Who was Martin Luther King, Sr?

300

This minister was King's closest friend and advisor, later writing a biography about his life at King's side.

Who was Ralph Abernathy?

300

King gave this speech in Memphis the day before he was assassinated.

What is "I Have Been to the Mountaintop"?

300

Lead by John Lewis, and later Stokely Carmichael, many saw King's relationship with this group as contentious, but he was actually a great supporter of their cause.

What was SNCC - The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee?

300

This action in Montgomery, Alabama lasted for over 365 days and catapulted King to national news.

What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

400

King's wonderful mother who was shot and killed as she played the organ for church service.

Who was Alberta King?

400

This gay activist was the behind the scenes coordinator of the March on Washington.

Who was Bayard Rustin?

400

King finally condemned the Vietnam War in this speech in 1967, a year before his death, much to the anger of many politicians.

What is Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence ?

400

This was Dr. King's fraternity at Morehouse.

What is Alpha Phi Alpha?

400

When King joined John Lewis in this effort over the Pettis Bridge there were over 25,000 people who joined them.

What was the Selma March?

500

This is the name that Martin Luther King was born with.

Michael Luther King Jr.

500

The president of Morehouse College in the 1950's and 60's had a major influence on King's life.

Who was Benjamin Mays?

500

King gave this voting rights speech at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington DC in 1957 - years before the March on Washington - which was named a Pilgrimage to appease fearful white politicians.

What is "Give Us the Ballot"?

500

This organization lead Rosa Park's Montgomery, Alabama Boycott

What was the Montgomery Improvement Association?

500

King met with this man only once, in 1964, and also with his mentor, Elijah Muhammed, in 1966.

Who is Malcolm X?

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