Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus & Other Black Leaders Video


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Which leader did Jesse Jackson most admire?

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1. Jesse Jackson founded which of the following?

2. In what year did the Congressional Black Caucus become an official organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can refresh your understanding of some of the people and events having to do with black leadership in the 1970s. Topics include the leaders themselves, as well as the nature of some of the organizations that came to prominence in that era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Source from which Black Power groups drew their inspiration
  • Individual most admired by Jesse Jackson
  • Year in which the Black Congressional Congress became officially organized
  • Organization founded by Jesse Jackson
  • Entity or individual most likely to propagate a 'blacks only' policy in every regard

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on black leaders of the 1970s
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about leaders and groups in the black community during the 1970s in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sources and influences on the black movement in the 1970s and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding leadership in the African-American community in the 1970s

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of the black movement and its leadership in the 1970s, read the accompanying lesson entitled, Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus & Other Black Leaders. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Discuss the landmark legislation passed in the 1960s and the fate of three of the most influential leaders of the African-American community
  • Comment on two organizations founded by Jesse Jackson and their purpose
  • Investigate why Jesse Jackson may have had an advantage in negotiating with foreign powers
  • Illustrate why the Congressional Black Caucus gives rise to controversy
  • Define Black Nationalism and the nature of Black Power