A Tugging String
by David T. Greenberg

1.In the book A Tugging String, why is it surprising that Thurgood Marshall selects Jack Greenberg to replace him as director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund when Marshall is appointed to the
U. S. Court of Appeals?
* Greenberg is white. p. 6-7

2. In the book A Tugging String, who became the first black Supreme Court Justice?
* Thurgood Marshall in 1967 p. 6

3. In the book A Tugging String, what kept the Blacks from getting the rights they were granted after the Civil War?
* The Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow Laws p. 13

4. In the book A Tugging String, who did many of the Ku Klux Klan members think was a hero?
* Hitler p. 21

5. In the book A Tugging String, what court case ruled that all segregated white schools must allow black students?
* Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954 p. 22

6. In the book A Tugging String, what question was Dorothy Milton asked in order to qualify to register to vote in Selma?
* “How many bubbles in a bar of soap?” p. 31

7. In the book A Tugging String, how much is Dorothy Milton charged to register to vote?
* A $5.00 poll tax p. 32

8. In the book A Tugging String, who does Dorothy Milton contact when she is unable to register to vote?
* The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Atlanta p. 33

9. In the book A Tugging String, who founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference?
* Martin Luther King, Jr. p. 33

10. In the book A Tugging String, what happens to Dorothy Milton’s husband when she tries to register to vote?
* He is fired from his job. p. 34

11. In the book A Tugging String, why does Jack Greenberg say Martin Luther King, Jr.’s policy of nonviolence is good?
*It will make people take King’s side. p. 40

12. In the book A Tugging String, who does M. L. King, Jr. imitate in his policy of nonviolence?
* Mahatma Gandhi p. 40

13. In the book A Tugging String, when was the first Selma march scheduled to take place?
* March 7, 1965 p. 47


14. In the book A Tugging String, what is the first march in Selma remembered as?
* Bloody Sunday p. 46

15. In the book A Tugging String, who said “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever”?
* Governor George Wallace of Alabama p. 44

16. In the book A Tugging String, what were the 200 possemen deputized by Sheriff Clark called?
* Squirrel shooters p. 48

17. In the book A Tugging String, why wasn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. at the first Selma march?
* He had the date wrong and couldn’t change his plans. p. 45

18. In the book A Tugging String, who proposes the 1965 Voting Rights Act?
* President Lyndon Johnson p. 60

19. In the book A Tugging String, Governor Wallace will not permit a march in Selma. Why is a march so important?
* It will create public pressure to pass the Voting Right Act. p. 65

20. In the book A Tugging String, who does Jack Greenberg say will overrule Governor Wallace so the march can happen?
* Federal Judge Frank Johnson p. 65-66

21. In the book A Tugging String, what does the Greenberg family find in its mailbox?
*A copy of The Thunderbolt, the Ku Klux Klan newspaper p. 71

22. In the book A Tugging String, while Jack Greenberg is preparing the case to allow the march in Selma, what happens at the motel where he is staying?
* The Ku Klux Klan gathers outside and burns a cross. p. 82-83

23. In the book A Tugging String, who is J. Edgar Hoover?
* The director of the FBI p. 99

24. In the book A Tugging String, why is the FBI monitoring Martin Luther King, Jr.?
* They think he is a Communist p. 99

25. In the book A Tugging String, why didn’t J. Edgar Hoover want to help Jack Greenberg?
* Greenberg was Jewish, and Hoover thought Jews were Communists. p. 100-101

26. In the book A Tugging String, what happens when Jack Greenberg leaves the courthouse after pleading the case for the Selma march?
* He is shot at by a sniper. p. 111-112

27. In the book A Tugging String, who is Eugene Taylor?
* The sniper who shot at Jack Greenberg. p. 124

28. In the book A Tugging String, what happens to Judge Johnson when he rules that Martin Luther King, Jr. can march from Selma to Montgomery?
* The Ku Klux Klan burns a cross on his lawn and bombs his mother’s house. p. 130

29. In the book A Tugging String, when did the march from Selma to Montgomery take place?
* March 21 to March 25, 1965 p. 134-139

30. In the book A Tugging String, when the march reached Montgomery, how many people were taking part in the march?
* 25,000 people p. 139

31. In the book A Tugging String, how many miles is it from Selma to Montgomery?
* 54 miles p. 135

32. In the book A Tugging String, how long after the march to Montgomery was the Voting Rights Act passed?
* Five months p. 143

33. In the book A Tugging String, after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed, what does Dorothy Milton do when she goes to register?
* She goes to the white registration line rather than the one for blacks. p. 145

34. In the book A Tugging String, what poem inspires David Greenberg to do what he feels he should do?
* “If” by Rudyard Kipling p. 148 &153

35. In the book A Tugging String, what does David’s brother Josiah feel he must do because he doesn’t have a choice?
* Participate in a peaceful protest against the war in Vietnam p. 156