Peace Marches in 1963: Washington and Birmingham, Alabama

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1. Why did Birmingham close all public parks, buildings, playing fields and swimming pools in 1962?

  • Because of a lack of funds - not enough money to keep them open,
  • To avoid integrating them.
  • To make a point about not being satisfied about misuse of such areas.
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2. In total, how many people marched through Washington?

  • 150,000
  • 300,000
  • 200,000
  • 100,000

3. Who planned a march through Washington to put pressure on JFK?

  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King
  • Alfred King
  • Stokely Carmichael

4. How many white people marched through Washington?

  • 70,000
  • 50,000
  • 80,000
  • 60,000

5. So many adults were jailed in Birmingham on the 1st day of the anti-segregation marches that one of the organisers, ..., began to train children in protest tactics, to make sure the demonstration continued.

  • James Bevel
  • Martin Luther King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Malcolm X

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