African American College Trivia


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In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by and for Black college women. It was started at_____.
Howard University
Dr. Leroy Walker was one of the most successful track and field coaches in the United States. He produced 111 All-Americans, 40 National Champions and 12 Olympians. In 1976, he became the first African American in Olympic history to coach an U.S. Olympic team. He attended _________.
Benedict College
Toni Morrison was the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature. She attended________
Howard University
_____________ was the first Black College in the nation for women
Wilberforce University
The first African American woman promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the U.S. Navy (1998) was Lillian E. Fishburne. She attended _______.
Lincoln University
Earl Graves, Sr., is the Founder and CEO of Black Enterprise magazine. He attended _______.
Morgan State University
Jerry Rice is the most prolific receiver in pro football history. When he retired, he held 38 NFL records, including touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards, consecutive games with a catch and yards from scrimmage. He attended _____.
Mississippi Valley State Univ
_____ was the first U.S. institution of higher learning to accept African students.
Lincoln University
In 1976, two HBCU football teams played in Tokyo, Japan. This event marked the first time a regular season collegiate football game was played outside the United States. Name the two schools.
Grambling State vs. Morgan State
Douglas Wilder of Virginia was the first governor in the United States. He attended this HBCU.
Virginia Union University
Before Jackie Robinson became the first African American professional baseball player of the modern era he coached basketball at___________.
Huston-Tillotson University
_________ is the first Historically Black College to sponsor an intercollegiate sailing team.
Hampton University
Which of the following is not a HBCU football classic?
North-South Classic
Doug Williams was the first African-American quarterback to start and play in a Super Bowl game. He was also the MVP of that game (Super Bowl XXII). He attended ________.
Grambling State University
_______________ was the first HBCU in the United States to award degrees for teaching in the elementary grades.
Winston-Salem State University
In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black to win the singles title at Wimbledon. She is also a member of the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame. Ms. Gibson attended _________.
Florida A&M University
W.E.B. Du Bois was the greatest African-American intellectual figure of the twentieth century and one of the most influential black political thinkers. He attended________
Fisk University
The _____ is the nation's oldest black athletic conference
In ____North Carolina Central University's basketball team (under Coach John McLendon) defeated a Duke University team by a score of 88 to 44. This was the first time an integrated game had been played in the South. It is commonly referred to as the "secret game."
Note: In 1942 McLendon's team defeated Brooklyn College in Washington, DC
______________has produced more African-American three-star generals than any other historically Black university in the country.
Prairie View A&M University
According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, an HBCU is defined as an institution established and accredited before _____whose principal purpose is the education of black Americans.
Reginald F. Lewis was the owner of TLC Beatrice International. It was the first black-owned/black managed company to amass a $1Billion in sales. Mr. Lewis was an alumnus of___________.
Virginia State University
Award winning author Alex Haley is best known for the writing ROOTS. Which HBCU did he attend?
Alcorn State University
John Weldon Johnson wrote the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice And Sing" He attended _______.
Clark Atlanta University
Which HBCU is the largest producer of African American doctorates in engineering in the nation?
North Carolina A&T State Univ
The first black female to win a gold medal in any Olympic Sport was Alice Coachman. She won an Olympic gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Coachman earned her bachelor's degree at _____.
Albany State University

Note: she did attend Tuskegge prior to Albany State
This HBCU is the nation's only private, historically black, four-year, liberal arts college for men.
Morehouse College
This HBCU founded in 1865, is the oldest historically black college of the South
Shaw University
Whitney M. Young was a famous Civil Rights Activist that helped plan the historic march on Washington in 1963. He also had a stamp made in his memory. He attended _____.
Kentucky State University
Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College attended this HBCU...
Barbara-Scotia College
When did Howard University Medical School open?