Civil Rights Movement Quiz

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Quiz #7. Civil rights movemnt. 2009. Yeah. .?

  
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1.  In 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka case determined that
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2.  Rodger Streitmatter, as do many historians, cites the Civil Rights Movement as
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3.  NBC correspondent John Chancellor said that with respect to the Civil Rights Movement, journalism does not initiate social change, but journalism
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4.  In the summer of 1957, African-American leaders targeted Central High School for desegregation with the enrollment of nine Black students. This took place in
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5.  The above action is regarded as the first chapter of television’s epic coverage of the movement because
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6.  The most dramatic image that emerged from the Central High School desegregation effort was
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7.  The first time that Charlayne Hunter-Gault, later of the New York Times and a Public Broadcasting Service correspondent, made the news was when 
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8.  The racially mixed group of college students and civil rights activists who rode buses from the North into segregated Southern communities was known as
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9.  Police Commissioner “Bull” Connor held great influence over the town considered the most segregated city in America in the early 1960s. That city was 
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10.  That same city became the target in 1963 for what one activist hoped would be a series of supposed nonviolent protests. The person was 
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11.  Media images of Bull Connor’s use of police dogs and high-pressure fire hoses to subdue protestors, many of them children, led to a reaction from the public elsewhere. They reacted by 
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12.  A massive demonstration and march took place in August 1963 with some 200,000 protestors whose actions were televised by all three networks. That event took place
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13.  It was during this same massive march that the Rev. Martin Luther King delivered his
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14.  In the DVD we viewed, the Edmund Pettis Bridge that Martin Luther King and his demonstrators crossed was in 
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15.  In that same DVD, we saw the President sign into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That President was
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16.  The other key piece of legislation that followed the Civil Rights Act was the
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17.  The United States’ initial involvement in Vietnam began
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18.  In 1954, Vietnam was divided in half. The north was
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19.  In 1964, North Vietnamese patrol boats fired on U.S. destroyers in a Vietnamese gulf location. This attack led to a Congressional action known as 
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20.  By war’s end after more than 10 years, how many U.S. men and women died in the war?
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21.  By war’s end after more than 10 years, how many estimated Southeast Asians died in the war?
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22.  By 1972, two out of three U.S. citizens named which medium as their main source of news
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23.  Through 1967, most news coverage of the war was favorable. However, what event in 1968 turned the coverage into one that was more critical?
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24.  The most controversial story of the early years of the war was by Morley Safer of CBS who covered events in the village of Cam Ne. That story showed
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25.  The Viet Cong offensive during their Lunar New Year holiday in 1968 was
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26.  In effect, what the televised news about the above offensive did to U.S. policy was
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27.  One of the most shocking and enduring images of the brutality and senselessness of the war occurred on the streets of Saigon when a North Vietnamese prisoner was arrested. Recorded for television during the arrest was 
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28.  The man who set the tone for television coverage after the cataclysmic New Year’s offensive by the North Vietnamese was “the most trusted man in America.” He was
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29.  That same broadcaster’s negative assessment of the war at that point led Pres. Johnson to reassess his position. What did he decide to do?
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30.  Contributing to the tone of news coverage was the report of an incident at the village of My Lai. What did news reports say?
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