Notable events in the civil rights movement in the 1950s were the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Little Rock. The 1960s saw Sit Ins, the Freedom Rides and protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
Which Black American organised and led the trade union, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, achieving improved pay and conditions in 1937?
Martin Luther King
Asa Philip Randolph
What was the name of the campaign supported by many Black American servicemen during World War Two?
The 'Double V' campaign
The 'V for Victory' campaign
The 'Triple V' campaign
Who were CORE?
CORE were the Committee on Racial Equality
CORE were the Congress on Racial Equality
CORE were the Council on Racial Equality
Which event first brought Martin Luther King to public attention?
The Freedom Rides first brought Martin Luther King to public attention
The Sit-ins first brought Martin Luther King to public attention
The Montgomery Bus Boycott first brought Martin Luther King to public attention
From which person did Martin Luther King take inspiration from when forming his beliefs on non-violence?
Booker T Washington
What were the sit-ins?
The sit-ins were protests to test segregation laws on public transport in the Southern States
The sit-ins were protests to test segregation laws in churches in the Southern States
The sit-ins were protests to test segregation laws in restaurants in the Southern States
Why did Martin Luther King choose Birmingham, Alabama as the location to hold a demonstration in 1963?
King chose Birmingham as it was one of the most peaceful cities in the United States
King chose Birmingham as it was one of the largest cities in the United States
King chose Birmingham as it was one of the most segregated cities in the United States
How did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 help Black Americans?
It was now unlawful for a business, employing more than 25 people, to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion or sex
Black Americans now had complete equality with White Americans
It made it easier for Black Americans to register to vote
How did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 improve access to voting for Black Americans?
Black Americans were now given tuition to help with the literacy test they had to take
Literacy tests were banned and any state wishing to alter voting procedures had to obtain permission from the US Justice Department
The literacy test was replaced by a verbal test to determine if a Black American could register to vote
Which area of Los Angeles experienced race riots in 1965?
The Watts District