Black History Month Trivia: Round One
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the Supreme Court's first African American justice?

    answer choices

    Jackie Robinson

    Thurgood Marshall

    Barack Obama

    Emmett Till

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which young boy was murdered for accusations of offending a white woman in 1955?

    answer choices

    Emmett Till

    Louis Till

    James Meredith

    Frederick Douglass

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the first African American Major League Baseball player?

    answer choices

    James Morrison

    Babe Ruth

    Jack Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the first African American President of the US?

    answer choices

    Nelson Mandela

    Barack Obama

    Thurgood Marshall

    Jackson Mills

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the largest Civil Rights protest in America?

    answer choices

    Civil War of 1865

    March on Birmingham 1955

    The March on Washington 1963

    Civil Rights Movement 1967

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was known for their "I Have A Dream" speech?

    answer choices

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Malcom X

    Timothy Barnes

    Rosa Parks

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which African American was known for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus?

    answer choices

    Michelle Obama

    Sadie T.M. Alexander

    Jesse Jackson

    Rosa Parks

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the date that Dr. King was assassinated?

    answer choices

    November 21, 1966

    April 3, 1968

    January 22, 1950

    April 4th, 1968

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What crop first created a demand for slave labor in America?

    answer choices

    Tobacco

    Sugar

    Cotton

    Corn

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the nation's first woman to earn a P.H.D. in Economics?

    answer choices

    Lena Horne

    Margert Yong Alexander

    Sadie T.M. Alexander

    Winona Cargile Alexander

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What Supreme Court ruling said that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?

    answer choices

    Brown v. Board of Education

    Plessy v. Ferguson

    Mapp v. Ohio

    Gideon v. Wainwright

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is "Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing" commonly referred to as?

    answer choices

    The National Anthem

    Black National Anthem

    The New Age Anthem

    What is America's Theme Song

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    At its height, what was the slave population in the U.S.?

    answer choices

    About 4 million

    About 1 million

    500,000

    About 2 million

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified, abolishing slavery?

    answer choices

    1867

    1872

    1862

    1865

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    With the Fifteenth Amendment ratification in 1870, what did African Americans gain in the U.S.?

    answer choices

    Voting rights for everyone

    Voting rights for women only

    Voting rights for men of all race, creed, or color

    Voting rights for black people

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Before it became Black History Month, what was the observance of Black History called?

    answer choices

    Negro History Week

    Black Rights Awareness Day

    Freedom Day

    Slave History Week

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the father of black history?

    answer choices

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Carter G Woodson

    Malcom X

    Jessie Jackson

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who became the first African American woman to make a bid to be President of the United States when she ran for the Democratic nomination in 1972?

    answer choices

    Rosa Parks

    Coretta Scott King

    Shirley Chisolm

    Betty Shabazz

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who were the first group of students that integrated a high school located in Little Rock Arkansas in 1957?

    answer choices

    The Little Rock Nine

    The Freedom Riders

    The Selma Marchers

    The Southern Leadership Conference

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where was Muhammad Ali born?

    answer choices

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Brooklyn, New York

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What group launched the Freedom rides in 1961?

    answer choices

    ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union

    SCLC - Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    SNCC - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    CORE - Congress of Racial Equality

  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was Muhammad Ali's original name?

    answer choices

    Leviticus Lewis

    Marcellus Moore

    Cassius Clay

    Aaron Brown

  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which city widely acknowledged is known as the birthplace of Hip Hop?

    answer choices

    Houson Texas,

    The Bronx, NYC

    Brooklyn, NYC

    Compton, L.A.

  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was NOT a founder of the NAACP?

    answer choices

    Henry Moskowitz

    Mary White Ovington

    James Meredith

    Ida B. Wells

  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who is the most Grammy-nominated artist in the history of the awards with 76 nominations and 26 awards?

    answer choices

    Quincy Jones

    Michael Jackson

    Whitney Houston

    Aretha Franklin

  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where was Malcolm X killed?

    answer choices

    Downtown Boston

    Massachusetts State Prison

    His home in Queens

    Audubon Ballroom

  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the First African American Nobel Peace Prize winner?

    answer choices

    Ralph Bunche

    Albert John Lutul

    Martin Luther King Jr

    Nelson Mandela

  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the first African American to perform at the White House?

    answer choices

    Louis Armstrong

    Aretha Franklin

    Blind Tom

    BB King

  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who was the only African American among the original NAACP executives?

    answer choices

    Martin Luther King Jr

    WEB Du Bois

    Federick Douglas

    Rosa Parks

  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who became the first African American to graduate from Harvard University?

    answer choices

    WEB Du Bois

    Thurgood Marshall

    Richard Theodore Greener

    Charles Hamilton

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