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Black History Bowl 2016: Sports
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Which boxers fought in the first televised heavyweight championship bout: Joe Louis and Billy Conn OR Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson?
Joe Louis and Billy Conn
What professional baseball player finished with 755 Home Runs, which at that time was the highest total in major league history?
Henry Aaron (a.k.a "Hank Aaron")
Who became the first African American to win baseball's Most Valuable Player (M.V.P) Award?
Jackie Robinson broke the color line with what major league team?
The Brooklyn Dodgers
Born in St. Simons, Georgia, this National League running back led the league in rushing in eight of his nine seasons, with a total of 12,312 yards and scored 126 touchdowns. In 2002 Sporting News named him the greatest professional football player ever. He went on to have a career in film.
Who was the first player in NBA history to win both the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season?
Who did Muhammad Ali knock out in 1974 to win the heavyweight title for the second time?
Paul Robeson, the famed singer and actor , was also a professional athlete in what sport?
Henry Aaron, who completed his baseball playing career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974, is the current senior vice president of what major league team?
The Atlanta Braves
Why did Muhammad Ali throw his Olympic gold medal into the Ohio River?
To show disgust at America's racism
Who at age 20 became in 1986 the youngest boxer in history to win the heavyweight title?
Who was the first heavyweight champion boxer to be trained by an African American?
Who did Muhammad Ali defeat on February 25, 1964, to win the heavyweight title?
Who was the first African American pitcher in the American League?
On May 25, 1935, who set world records in three different track events?
What African American female athlete won three gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics?
What Major League Baseball team was the last to integrate their team?
The Boston Red Sox
What were the Kansas City Monarchs?
An all-African American baseball team
Who became the first African woman to win the prestigious Wimbledon singles title?
In a record-breaking performance, Tiger Woods won his first major golf tournament (the 1997 Masters) by how many strokes?
For what professional sports team did "Meadowlark" Lemon play?
The Harlem Globetrotters
(True OR False) Calvin Peete was the first African American to play in the Masters golf tournament.
False. It was Lee Elder.
Chuck Cooper was the first African American to play NBA basketball. With what team did he make his debut?
The Boston Celtics
What sports team was referred to by many as the "Dream Team"?
The 1992 Olympic Basketball Team
Bill Russell was the African American basketball coach of what team?
The Boston Celtics
What track star won four gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics?
The Harlem Globetrotters got their start in what city?
This native Georgian from Albany became the first black woman of any country to win a gold medal at the Olympic games. She did so at the 1948 summer games in London.
A native Georgian and often called the "Black Babe Ruth," this legendary negro leagues baseball player hit more than 800 homeruns during his career. He was never allowed to play in the all white major leagues. Regarded as the best hitter in either league, he was the second African American to be admitted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
She is an African American woman tennis player who has redefined her sport through her use of power and speed. She has won the Wimbledon championship five times.
She is the winner of 21 Grand Slam championships and the only player to have won major titles in two different decades. She is considered to be the greatest woman tennis player of all times.
He was the first African American to win the heavy weight boxing championship.
This human rights activist has been the only African American male tennis player to win the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
He is considered "the father of black baseball." He was a pitcher, owner and manager. He founded the National Negro League. In 1981 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Andrew "Rube" Foster
He was the best basketball center of his generation, having won the most valuable player award six times in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A celebrated amateur player, he won three consecutive championships at the collegiate level. He is known for his outspokeness on political causes. He joined Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali and other athletes in speaking out against the Vietnam War.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar(Lew Alcindor)
In 1988 this athlete became the first African American to win a medal at the winter Olympics. She went on to have a career as an orthopedic surgeon.
Who was the first African American to win a singles title at Wimbledon: Althea Gibson or Arthur Ashe?
Althea Gibson ( won US Open and Wimbledon singles in '57 and '58)
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