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Martin Luther King Memorial Prayer Breakfast Trivia

By: JO3 Melody Scalfone

Date Posted: 2000-01-08

1. As a Nobel Peace Prize winner, King had what distinction?
a. He was the first black person to win.
b. He was the first religious figure to win.
c. He was the youngest to win.

2. The Nobel Prize was not the only major award given to Dr. King. Which of the following did he win?
a. The Pulitzer Prize.
b. Rhodes Scholar.
c. Time Magazine's Man of the Year.

3. What school awarded MLK his Ph.D. in Theology?
a. Columbia University.
b. Howard University.
c. Boston University.

4. In 1963, King wrote his famous "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." What was the letter about?
a. Non-violent civil disobedience.
b. The importance of integrating schools.
c. Equality by "Any means necessary."

Why do we celebrate his heroism?

IF YOU CAN'T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, perhaps you should attend CFAO Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Prayer Breakfast in the Camp Shields Crow's Nest Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 13.

0715 Breakfast
0750 Introduction
0755 Opening Prayer Chaplain
0800 Address by Julius Barthson, Managing Editor, Japan Update
0820 MLK "I have a dream" speech video
0840 Closing Prayer


Answers:

(1) c. At 35, King was youngest to win the prize. He was the third black person and the fourteenth American to win.

(2) c. Calling him the "Symbol of Revolution," Time awarded King its Man of the Year in 1963. In 1957, he made Time's Most Outstanding Personalities List.

(3) c. It's B.U. King could include academics among his many achievements. He attended Moorehouse college at the age of 15 after skipping 9th and 12th grade. He received a scholarship to Crozer Theological Seminary to study divinity and was awarded his Ph.D. from B.U. in 1955.

(4) a. King' s fondness for Gandhi inspired his belief in non-violent protest. The Kings visited India in 1959 and studied Gandhi's teachings of peaceful protests. A popular method of non-violent protest was the sit-in, which started in this country in 1961 at a Woolworth counter in Greesnboro, North Carolina.

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