Peace Marches in 1963: Washington and Birmingham, Alabama

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1. On which date was the 1st big children's demonstration in Birmingham?

  • 2nd May 1963
  • 24th October 1963
  • 8th June 1963
  • 12th December 1963
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2. On which date did the Governor of Alabama send in state troops to Birmingham, deliberately disrupting the agreement process?

  • 11th May 1963
  • 21st June 1963
  • 19th December 1963
  • 3rd November 1963

3. On which date was the march on Washington?

  • 26th September 1963
  • 28th August 1963
  • 4th July 1963
  • 31st October 1963

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

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

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

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


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