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African American History

African American History

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What baseball player earned the nickname “Mr. October” for his outstandingpostseason performance?Reggie Jackson (hit 3 homeruns in one game of 1977 World Series)What African-American Gateway instructor holds a U.S. patent? Theresa Thomas(Clock FACE template)Name the rapper whose first album was titled All Hail the Queen . Queen Latifah(whose real name is Dana Owens)Was Bill Cosby's first hit TV show called Mission Impossible , I Spy or The Manfrom U.N.C.L.E .? I Spy which debuted on TV in 1965.What female singer recorded more number one hits than anyone else in the1990s? Mariah CareyName the sportscaster who became the first black cohost of NBC's Today show.Bryant Gumbel (in 1982)What do the letters “UNCF' stand for? United Negro College FundWhat Michael Jackson album won eight Grammy Awards in 1983? Thriller (whichsold more copies than any recording up to that time)What major recording company was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in 1959? MotownRecordsWhat do the initials “F.U.B.U.” stand for? For Us By US (the name of an urbanclothing company based in New York City )What Southern city is known as the birthplace of jazz? New Orleans , LouisianaWho was the first black actor ever to win an Academy Award for best actor?Sidney Poitier, in 1964 (for his performance as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field)Who was the first black singer to appear with the Grande Ole Opry? CharleyPride, in 1967What U.S. Supreme Court decision declared school segregation unconstitutional?Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (in 1954)Who was the first American woman to win four medals in an Olympiad? FlorenceGriffith Joyner (Flo Jo)In what year was the first “Martin Luther King Day” observed? 1986In what city can you visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center? Atlanta
 
Why did Carter Woodson choose February as the month to celebrate NegroHistory Week? He believed that Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both bornin February, had the greatest influence in black Americans.In the year 2001, who became the first African-American U.S. secretary of state?Colin L. Powell (who was also the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)On December 1, 1955, she refused to give her bus seat to a white man. Who wasshe? Rosa Parks (her actions led to the Montgomery , Alabama , bus boycott and theend of segregation on Montgomery buses)What name was given to the escape system used by slaves to find safety in theNorth? The Underground Railroad (with “stations” along the way and “conductors”who assisted the slaves)At age 23, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win golf's Grand Slam.What four events did he win? The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and thePGA Championship.Who first taught the principle that “Black is beautiful”? Malcom X (who believedthat self-reliance is the means to success)In the 1960s, what form of civil rights protest began with a long bus ride throughthe South? The Freedom Rides (The riders challenged segregation in interstate bustravel)Who won back-to-back women's singles tennis titles at Wimbledon in 2000 and2001? Venus Williams (she also won gold medals in the 2000 Olympics for women'ssingles and for women's doubles with her sister Serena)Was Elijah McCoy a lawyer, an inventory or a publisher? An Inventor (hereceived over 40 patents in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries)What do we call the slave songs that combined African rhythms with biblicalscripture?Spirituals (Among the most popular are “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Go DownRiver ”, and “ Deep RiverWhat name was given to people who boldly spoke out or wrote against slavery?Abolitionists (both blacks and whites played an important role in the antislaverymovement)Which constitutional amendment abolished slavery throughout the UnitedStates ?the Thirteenth Amendment, in 1865 (the amendment gave the U.S. Congress thepower to enforce the ban through legislation)
 
1. What was the first American Colony to abolish slavery Vermont2. What was the first black newspaper Freedom’s Journal3. What event sparked the founding of the National Association for theAdvancement of Colored People? A race riot in Springfield Massachusetts4. This Republican was the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate. Who was heand what state did he represent? Hiram Revels from Mississippi5. This Havre de Grace native was raised in Canada, but returned to the U.S. tobecome one of the Marine Corps first black enlistees during WWII. He later playedfor the Negro League's Baltimore Elite Giants and in his later years was a tennisinstructor at many Baltimore Clubs. Ernest Burke6. The aftermath of the revolt led by this slave in 1831 led to a strengthening of the"Black Codes," which forbade slaves from gathering in groups larger than five,learning to read or write, owning property, or testifying in court. Nat Turner7. This black Air Force materials researcher invented and patented new lubricantsused in highflying aircraft and NASA space missions. John B. Christian30. Who was the first African American Supreme court justice? Thurgood Marshall1. I was recently elected U.S. Senator from Illinois and have a book on the New York Times best-seller list. I am ...Barak Obama3. What college did Martin Luther King graduate from? Morehouse College4. In what year did Matthew Henson reach the North Pole?19095. ______ is an African American term that means "first fruits".Kwanzaa6. What TV personality was born in Kosciusco, Mississippi in 1954? Opra Winfrey7. Bernie Williams is a star outfielder on the New York Yankees. What else is heknown for? playing the guitar8. Who founded the city of Chicago in 1773? Juan Baptist DuSable9. On July 14, 1885, Sara E. Goode became the first African American to receivea patent10. Astronaut Mae Jemison graduated from what Chicago high school?Morgan Park H.S.11.Who is famous for saying "keep hope alive"? Jesse Jackson

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