By Jodi Marze, Lifestyles Editor
The Picayune Item
Fifty years ago this past Wednesday, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech during the March on Washington event.
The March on Washington was an organized event that some consider one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. With a theme of “jobs, along with economic and civil freedom” the 200,000 to 300,000 in attendance were a catalyst for change which was cemented by the passing of civil rights legislation the following year.
Check your knowledge of words that are connected to the movement and the speech that inspired a nation by matching the correct definitions to words below.
5. Civil Rights
9. Due process
A. A simplistic, firmly held belief, often negative, about individual characteristics generalized to all people within that group.
B. The administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards.
C. Someone who becomes a leader largely because of skills as a speaker or who appeals to emotions and prejudices.
D. Originally, a section of a European city in which all Jews were forced to live. Today, a section of a city inhabited primarily by a single minority group, to which the group is restricted socially or economically.
E. Personal and property rights guaranteed by the Constitution and by law.
F. Conformity with rules or standards.
G. A fair and objective attitude toward those whose opinions and practices differ from one's own. The commitment to respect human dignity.
H. The deliberate spreading of ideas or information, true or untrue, with the purpose of manipulating public opinion to gain support for one's cause or to discourage support for another.
I. Incapable of being justified or explained.
J. The act of repressing; control by holding down.
K. Action based on prejudice or racist beliefs that results in unfair treatment of individuals or groups; unjust conditions in areas such as employment, housing and education.
1. C; 2. H; 3. D; 4. K; 5. E; 6. G; 7. A; 8. I; 9. B; 10. J; 11. F
Definitions can be found in: https://www.vocabulary.com/; http://www.museumoftolerance.c