When most people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, what comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic statement, “I Have a Dream.” In truth, there was much more to this historic event than these four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement that spanned many years of activism, organizing, and civil disobedience by a wide variety of civil rights’ groups.
|Through this quiz, and the answers that appear after each question, you can learn some of the history of the Civil Rights Movement that is all too often omitted from the textbooks. Teaching for Change designed this quiz for teachers and parents to challenge assumptions, deepen understanding, and inspire further learning about the Civil Rights Movement.|
|We’ve all seen the iconic image of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But what do we know of the history that led to the signing of the legislation? When did the struggle for voting rights begin? Have voting rights always been restricted throughout U.S. history? Who is responsible for the Voting Rights Act getting passed?