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March On Washington Anniversary Quiz: Was This Said In 1963 or 2013?

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2013 has been filled with racially charged moments. From the Zimmerman Trial to stop-and-frisk laws, race relations and the progress of Black America has come to the forefront of conversations all over the country.

This year, as we commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the "March on Washington For Jobs & Freedom" and a new march mobilizes, many questions rise about how far we have come.

We decided to select a few quotes and statements made in 1963 and in 2013, mix them up and remove the speaker's name to see if readers would be able to distinguish statements made 50 years ago and statements made today.

Take our quiz below to see if you can tell which statements were made in 1963 and which statements were made in 2013.

Was This Said In 1963 or 2013?

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    Question 1 of 14

    You want to break the cycle of poverty? Stop telling kids they're acting white because they go to school or they speak proper English.

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    Question 2 of 14

    We need to learn how to deal with each other, because at this point America is looking like barbarians.

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    Question 3 of 14

    Anything that we can do to decrease the disparities that exist between the experiences that people of color encounter, particularly in the judicial system, are subjects that I think are worth grappling with.

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    Question 4 of 14

    I’ve had many incidents in my life of racism. I’ve been thrown on the ground. I’ve been frisked. I’ve been arrested so many times I couldn’t tell you. I have no need to talk about it.

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    Question 5 of 14

    We did not ask to be brought over here. We did not ask to have the things done to us when Lincoln freed us. We did not ask to be second-class citizens, to be lynched, to not be allowed to vote.

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    Question 6 of 14

    Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race. It doesn’t mean we’re in a post-racial society. It doesn’t mean that racism is eliminated.

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    Question 7 of 14

    I think it's going to be important for all of us to do some soul-searching. There has been talk about should we convene a conversation on race.

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    Question 8 of 14

    The revolution is at hand, and we must free ourselves of the chains of political and economic slavery

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    Question 9 of 14

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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    Question 10 of 14

    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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    Question 11 of 14

    The black man that you're not familiar with is the one that we would like to point out now. He is a new type. He is the type that seldom the white man ever comes into contact with.

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    Question 12 of 14

    It's just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t know you ever had coffee…

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    Question 13 of 14

    I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds.

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    Question 14 of 14

    And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air.

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