That’s right. I said Martini Luther King. It’s a party I’ve thrown nearly every year for more than a decade, and the full official title is: The Fabulous, Slightly Blasphemous Martini Luther King Party.
I justify these drunken atrocities by forcing my guests to participate in Civil Rights Movement trivia.
Here are this year’s questions, along with the answers at the bottom. Good luck!
- Who is the woman pictured above?
- What do that woman, my mother, and Coretta Scott King have in common?
- What year did that woman refuse to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery?
- How old would Martin Luther King Jr. be if he’d survived?
- True or False: MLK’s mother was also shot to death by an assassin?
- What place was MLK referring to when he said: “I have never in my life seen such hate … not in Mississippi or Alabama.”
- What day is MLK’s actual birthday?
- Rosa Parks
- They were all born in Alabama.
- b. 1955
- 91 years old
- True. Alberta King was shot and killed on June 30, 1974, as she played the organ for morning service in the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta by a 21-year-old who said he believed black Christians were leading Black people astray.
- January 15, 1929
Thanks for playing!
Photo credit: Ebony Magazine