Race Riots in the 1960s


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Which of these best describes the role of the Black Nationalists during riots in 1964?

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1. Whose speech from a truckbed after the MLK assassination is largely credited with stopping a riot in Indianapolis?

2. What was unique about the Rochester riot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of the 1960s race riots in America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics are examined in this quiz:

  • The Black Nationalists
  • Landmark riots during the 1960s
  • Primary reason(s) for civil unrest

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills using this interactive quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - given the information provided about the race riots, recognize the significance of the Rochester riot
  • Reading comprehension - remember what you have read concerning the speech given after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Knowledge application - analyze the material regarding the race riots of the 1960s to answer a question about the core reasons behind them

Additional Learning

Explore the lesson entitled Race Riots in the 1960s to further your understanding of this period of American history. Topics covered in this tutorial include:

  • The NAACP
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Watts Riots