Black History Month Trivia Contest
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Won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin in the track and field events
right to social and political freedom and equality guaranteed by the constitution
I Have a Dream
the name of Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech
Which month was chosen to celebrate Black history ?
place judgement upon someone based on one's opinion of race etc.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
unjust treatment of people based on race, age, or sex
isolated from the rest of society
first African American president
The president that signed the Emanicipation proclamation that began the end of slavery
allows African American citizens to vote
The slave that argued before the U.S. supreme court for his fredom prior to the Civil War and lost
the first person to die in the American Revolution
to refuse to take part in an activity or event
Black History Month
Carter G. Woodson created a special week for a group of Americans that is now celebrated in February
the law that ends slavery
the document that Abraham Lincoln issued that "freed" the slaves
Booker T. Washington
he put himself through school and in 1881 founded Tuskegee University training in others in agriculture
person who favors the end of slavery
What state did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat?
What African American music started in New Orleans Louisana?
Carol Moseley Braun
First African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992
How did Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X die ?
the practice of owning another person
female slave who published a book of poetry in 1761
first female African American to become secretary of state for the U.S. under President George W. Bush
March on Washington
a famous demonstration that took place at the nation's capital
The woman who freed over 300 slaves using the underground railroad
law (amendment) that says African Americans are citizens
first African American player to play in the major leagues
George Washington Carver
discovered hundreds of used for peanuts
Martin Luther King Jr.
civil rights leader who won the Nobel peace prize at age 35
American abolitionist who published the North Star newspaper
Which state first abolished slavery ?
a war that occurs between citizens within a country
a network of people (processes) who help slaves escape from the south
first African American appointed as Justice to the United States Supreme court
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Federal holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday of January every year
the civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on the bus