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Test Your Knowledge About the 1963 March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom

Liz Dwyer

August 28th is the 50th anniversary of the 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the march, but "there was much more to this historic event than four words in King’s speech."

This fantastic quiz developed by Teaching for Change tests your knowledge about the March and "can be used to challenge assumptions, to check for prior knowledge, and to inspire further learning about the hidden history of the March on Washington."

Take it and share how you scored.

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    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I got 9 out of 15. I loved that I learned a lot from this quiz. I was most surprised by the fact that the FBI spied on civil rights leaders including King and that he was killed exactly one year to the day that he gave a speech about the Vietnam War. What surprised you?

      • Ronnie Das

        A couple of mine were wild guesses so your 9 is probably better :)

        The part that surprised me the most was that the March on Washington took 2 months to organize. Logistics without computers, internet, cell phones and If the FBI is spying then it has to be pretty covert as well to get that many organizations organized. Seems incredibly inspiring.

        I learned a lot from this quiz as well and think I would have enjoyed learning history with quizzes like this in school, great article on Push for Good, keep up the great work.

        • Alessandra Rizzotti

          Thanks Ronnie. Let me know if you ever know of cool projects you want to include. I was surprised by the 2 months too! I think that question about grassroots activism really shows that that's what it takes- riling up a big crowd of people to go door to door and not stop till something is done!