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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014

Dianne Reed

Please turn in by Jan. 31st to a Diversity Committee Member

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2.In 1965 King began to publicly express doubts about the ________ War.
4.King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested ________ discrimination in federal and state law
8.In 1948, he graduated from ____________ with a B.A. degree in sociology
9.he was ______________ on April 4, in Memphis, Tennessee
12.The _______ Movement was a desegregation coalition formed in Albany, Georgia in November 1961
14.They became the parents of ____ children
15.The original, typewritten copy of the speech, including Dr. King's handwritten notes on it, was discovered in 1984 to be in the hands of _______________, the first African-American basketball coach of the University of Iowa.
18.Martin Luther King, Jr. established his reputation as one of the greatest ________ in American history
19.More than a quarter of a ______ people of diverse ethnicities attended the March, sprawling from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial onto the National Mall and around the reflecting pool.
20.King's main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the U.S. Just days after King's assassination, ________ passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968
21.King married __________, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama
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1.Two months after King's death, escaped convict ____________ was captured at London Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the United Kingdom on a false Canadian passport in the name of Ramon George Sneyd on his way to white-ruled Rhodesia
3.Born _______ King, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther.
5.The March, and especially King's speech, helped put _________ at the top of the liberal political agenda in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
6.At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President ___________signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King
7.King was awarded the Presidential _______________ and the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously
10.The primary logistical and strategic organizer of the March was King's colleague ____________
11.On October 14, 1964, King received the _______________ for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
13.King was the first African American and the fourth__________ honored with his own memorial in the National Mall area.[
16.A ________ minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career
17.In 1968, King and the ____ organized the "Poor People's Campaign" to address issues of economic justice

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