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Tanya’s Tips: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Tanya’s Tips: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Tanya’s Tips: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.?

February 12, 2022

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Black Civil Rights Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., fought to expose the lack of equity African Americans have in American society, from access to education, land ownership, racial discrimination and voting rights.

You may have heard about Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, or that Americans refer to Dr. King by his initials – MLK. See if you can name 10 more facts from MLK’s life and his social justice work!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in:

The correct answer is: Atlanta, GA

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entered college/university at this age:

The correct answer is: 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is Dr. [Doctor] because:

The correct answer is: He earned a Ph.D in philosophy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for transforming civil rights in America:

The correct answer is: By using nonviolent methods of activism

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at this memorial:

The correct answer is: Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC

In his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Dr. Martin Luther King:

The correct answer is: Outlines the long history of racial injustice in America

In his fight for equal rights for African-Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was imprisoned:

The correct answer is: 29 times

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was nominated for the following prize:

The correct answer is: The Nobel Peace Prize

In his personal life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was married and had:

The correct answer is: 4 children

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN because:

The correct answer is: He was assassinated

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An international exchange alumna originally from Ukraine, Tanya started her career at InterExchange in 2011. Tanya is passionate about travel and cultural exchange and enjoys meeting J-1 exchange participants at InterExchange events.

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