What was the first American Colony to abolish slavery
What was the first black newspaper
What event sparked the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People?
A race riot in Springfield Massachusetts
This Republican was the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate. Who was he and what state did he represent?
Hiram Revels from Mississippi
This Havre de Grace native was raised in Canada, but returned to the U.S. to become one of the Marine Corps first black enlistees during WWII. He later played for the Negro League's Baltimore Elite Giants and in his later years was a
tennis instructor at many Baltimore Clubs.
The aftermath of the revolt led by this slave in 1831 led to a strengthening of the
This black Air Force materials researcher invented and patented new lubricants
used in highflying aircraft and NASA space missions.
John B. Christian
This Civil War soldier was the first African-American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Sgt. William H. carney 54th Massachusetts Infantry
This engineer inventor patented an oiling device, which allowed machines to remain in motion while being lubricated. His device revolutionized the machine
In 1976, this West Point grad becomes the first African-American to command the 82nd Airborne Division. He was also the first African American in the U.S.
Army to achieve the rank of Four Star General.
Marjor General Roscoe Robinson
Born in 1885, this Baltimore County physician and entrepreneur owned the
Baltimore Homestead Grays, Edgewater Beach and numerous other businesses
prior to WWII.
Dr. Joseph H. Thomas
These men were the first two African-American cadets at West Point.
James Webster Smith and henry O. Flipper
The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 destroyed what prosperous black community? What
other name has been used to describe this community?
Greenwood, Black Wall Street
This Arbutus native is the first African-American Speaker Pro Tem of the
Maryland House of Delegates.
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones
This Turner Station native completed his second mission in space in January
Commander Robert Curbeam Jr.
Who was the first child of African parents born in England's American colonies?
William born in 1623 or 1624 in Jamestown, Virginia
What was the name of the first slave ship built in the English colonies?
What African American male developed the theory of the talent tenth.
When was the importation of slaves outlawed in the U.S.?
What dispute led to the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church?
Segregation of St. George's Methodist Church
Who was the first black astronaut to walk in space?
Bernard Harris Jr.
How big was the price on Harriet Tubman's head?
Where in the South was Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) born
Ulster County, New York
Where did Fredrick Douglass get his last name?
A Poem called the Lady of the Lake
At its height, what was the slave population in the U.S.?
About 1 million
What percentage of Southern families owned large plantations?
Who were the principles in the Supreme Court case, Plessy v. Ferguson?
Homer Plessey and John H. Ferguson
Who wrote "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others"?
Who was the first president to invite an African-American man to the White
Who was the first African American Supreme court justice?
When was the first "Negro History Week"?
Who popularized the slogan "Africa for the Africans at home and abroad"?
How did Jackie Robinson do in his first major league game?
0 hits in 3 at bats
For what did Ralph Bunche win the Noble Peace Prize?
Mediating an end to an Arab Israeli conflict
Why did Rosa Parks refuse to move from her seat in the white section of a bus in
Fatigue and principle
Where did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., get his doctorate?
When and where did Martin Luther King, Jr. make his "I Have a Dream" speech?
Washinton D.C. August 28, 1963
Where was the first "sit-in" at a segregated lunch counter?
Greensboro, North Carolina
What did the "N" in SNCC stand for?
How did the 24th Amendment advance the cause of civil rights?
Poll tax made illegal
What were the names of the three civil rights workers murdered by the Ku Klux
Klan in 1964?
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner
For what crime did Malcolm X go to prison?
Where was Malcolm X killed?
Which justice did Thurgood Marshall replace on the Supreme Court?
Thomas C. Clark
What was "Resurrection City"?
Part of Washington D.C.
How many times did Jesse Jackson run for the U.S. Presidency?
What year was Martin Luther King Day first observed as a federal holiday?
Who videotaped Rodney King's beating by Los Angeles police?
Who was the first black woman senator?
Carol Moseley Braun