Quiz: How Well Do You Know Martin Luther King Jr?
How Well Do You Know Martin Luther King Jr?
By: John Miller

About This Quiz

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of a massive crowd and spoke these words: “I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." When he uttered those famous sentences in Washington D.C. he was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. In this quiz, do you really think you know the man they call “MLK”?

In the wake of World War II, life returned to normal for much of America, and for black citizens — particularly those constrained by Jim Crow laws of the South — oppression and prejudice were daily realities. What do you know about the social conditions that framed the life of the young Martin Luther King Jr.?
King was raised in a family with deep spiritual roots and he had a social conscience from a young age. He also greatly valued education and the opportunities it offered. Do you know anything about the childhood of this famous activist? 

In the turbulent Sixties, King became an icon whose power and inspiring character made him one of the 20th century's greatest leaders. His passions were always at their greatest heights when he spoke to crowds: “ "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!"

Take our MLK quiz right now! We’ll find out if you really know anything about the man who endured public and political scrutiny of the worst kind in hopes of bringing justice to his people.

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