Peace Marches in 1963: Washington and Birmingham, Alabama

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1. By which date were some black protesters breaking under the pressure with violence breaking out in the poorer part of Birmingham?

  • 17th December 1963
  • 9th May 1963
  • 19th June 1963
  • 1st November 1963
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2. How many reporters were at the march on Washington?

  • 4000
  • 400
  • 3000
  • 300

3. Birmingham's chief of police was given what nickname, due to his aggressive nature (e.g. he was said to have given the KKK 15 mins to beat up Freedom Riders in May 1961 before sending his police in)?

  • 'Hulk' Connor
  • 'Bull' Connor
  • 'Bully' Connor
  • 'Rage' Connor

4. 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.

5. 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


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