Here are 10 trivia questions that will test your knowledge of this great man’s life, which was anything but trivial:
1. At what age did Dr. King begin attending Morehouse College?
2. What was the purpose of the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr?
3. What was a key factor to victory in the Montgomery bus boycott?
4. Dr. King went to jail many times during his life. Why was he so willing to go?
5. What was the name of Dr. King’s first book?
6. What three things happened that made Martin Luther King, Jr. more of a national and world figure in 1964?
7. Which president signed the law creating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday?
8. Where did Dr. King deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech?
This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21.Many events are being held in the Bay Area on that day and throughout the preceding weekend. Become part of the celebration or, if you’re not able to attend an event, consider planning your own activities to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Here are a few suggestions: do some online research about Dr. King’s contributions to the civil rights movement; talk with family and friends about what Dr. King’s dream means to you personally; fly the American flag; think of ways to live Dr. King’s dream of peace within your own life.
Remember the dream!
2) To stop the city’s policy of segregated seating on buses.
3) The orderly and nonviolent nature of the demonstrations.
4) He believed his cause was just and was willing to go to jail for it.
5) “Stride Toward Freedom.”
6) He received the Nobel Peace Prize, witnessed the signing of the Civil Rights Act and was featured on the cover of Time magazine.
7) Ronald Reagan.
8) At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.