Update, Friday, Jan. 14: This article was originally published in January 2020 and has been updated to reflect MLK's age in 2022.
Born in Atlanta on Jan. 15, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 93 on Saturday.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the civil rights icon, and the movement he helped lead.
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Most of us know at least a little something about the man: a brilliant African American civil rights leader who delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and was assassinated for his efforts. City streets throughout the nation bear his name. A national holiday commemorates his achievements.
For most Americans, though, knowledge about King — and basic understanding of civil rights history overall — doesn't extend much beyond that. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, for instance, reported that only 2% of high school seniors could correctly answer a basic question about the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.