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GoCertify honors Martin Luther King Jr.

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

MLKJr MarchToday is a holiday in the United States that honors Martin Luther King Jr., the African-American civil rights leader who dedicated his adult years to ending racial inequality. Dr. King focused his work on the racial divide in the United States, but his wise words have universal application. You don't have to be an American to appreciate the profound wisdom of a statement like, "The time is always right to do what is right."


Martin Luther King Jr. died April 4, 1968 at the tragically young age of 39, shot by an assassin at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The federal holiday that commemorates his life and legacy was created during President Ronald Reagan's first term in office and formally assigned to the third Monday in January in 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. Since we'll be out of the office today, and in honor of Dr. King, GoCertify offers this short quiz, courtesy of our friends at Certification Magazine:


1) What was Martin Luther King Jr.'s name at birth?


2) Where did Martin Luther King Jr. attend high school?


3) How old was Martin Luther King Jr. at the time that he began his college education?


4) What academic degrees did Martin Luther King Jr. gain during his time in college?


5) At what age did Martin Luther King Jr. undertake his first pastoral assignment?


6) What role did Martin Luther King Jr. play in events following the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955?


7) How many times was Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during his many years of championing civil rights causes?


8) How many people were present when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom?


9) How many times did marchers gather in Selma, Ala., with the intent of marching to the state capitol in Montgomery in support of voting rights?


10) Who delivered Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral oration?


(See answers on next page.)