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Ultimate Civil Rights Movement Quiz

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1. What landmark Supreme Court case in 1954 declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional?

2. Which event is credited with initiating the Civil Rights Movement?

3. Who was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962, marking a significant moment in the fight against segregation in education?

4. Which legislative act, passed in 1964, outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin?

5. What was the main goal of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963?

6. Who was the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate at the time of receiving the award for their leadership in the American Civil Rights Movement?

7. Which historical event is remembered for the violent response to peaceful demonstrators by police and was a turning point in garnering nationwide support for the civil rights cause?

8. Which civil rights activist is best known for their advocacy of 'black power' and leadership in the Black Panther Party?

9. In what year was the Voting Rights Act, eliminating legal barriers at the state and local level that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote, passed?

10. Which Supreme Court decision is known for establishing the 'separate but equal' doctrine, which was later overturned by Brown v. Board of Education?