Peace Marches in 1963: Washington and Birmingham, Alabama

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1. In Birmingham, by the end of the day of the 1st big children's demonstration, how many children were arrested?

  • 1031
  • 566
  • 956
  • 842
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2. On which date did JFK send in federal troops to Birmingham to restore calm?

  • 12th May 1963
  • 22nd June 1963
  • 20th December 1963
  • 4th November 1963

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

  • To avoid integrating them.
  • To make a point about not being satisfied about misuse of such areas.
  • Because of a lack of funds - not enough money to keep them open,

4. Why did JFK advise against the march through Washington?

  • He didn't understand the purpose of the march
  • He feared violence would break out between campaigners.
  • He feared it wouldn't help the discussion of the Civil Rights Bill that he was trying to pass through Congress.
  • He feared the bad publicity the USA would get, if, like at Birmingham, the police responded violently.

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

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


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