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11 FACTS ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He was 35 years old.Martin Luther King,Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January, which means it is celebrated on January 20th in 2014.
How much do you know about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Perhaps you will do well on the following quiz.
- In 1939 Martin Luther King, Jr. sang with the choir at his father’s church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, for the gala premier of what movie?
- As of this date, Dr. King is the only American (excluding U.S. Presidents) to be honored with a ( type? ) holiday.
- As of 2013, there are more than (how many?) 900 streets named after Martin Luther King in the United States.
- The 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King was the second assassination attempt on his life. When and at what event did the first assassination attempt occur?
- Describe King’s favorite meal.
- King was the reason Nichelle Nichols stayed on ( what show? ) that he was a fan of?
- Did King attend the actual screening of Gone With the Wind?
- In what two fields did King have Bachelor degrees?
- In 1955 King received his PH. D. from what university?
- When King was 5 years old his parents discovered his name was recorded wrong on his birth certificate and they had to go to court to change it. What wrong name was on that first birth certificate?
From 1957 until his death in 1968, King traveled more than (number of miles). He gave over (how many) speeches during his travels. He also wrote (how many) books and had published countless numbers of articles in newspapers and magazines.
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- Gone With the Wind.*
- A United States FEDERAL Holiday**
- More than 900 streets.^
- On September 20, 1958, at a book signing in Harlem, a mentally ill black woman named Izola Curr stabbed King.***
- …a combination plate of fried chicken, black eyed peas, collard greens and corn bread, a notable Southern style meal.^
- Star Trek^
- No. African Americans were not permitted to attend the actual screening of the film due to segregation. The ban included actresses Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, despite their contributions to the film as major characters.^
- Sociology and theology.*
- Boston University.*
BONUS QUESTION ANSWER:
From 1957 until his death in 1968, he traveled more than (6 million miles). He gave over (2500) speeches during his travels. He also wrote (5) books and had published countless numbers of articles in newspapers and magazines. *