Black History Month

  1. 3. What is the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
  2. 8. For her role as Mammy in this movie, Hattie McDaniel won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1940, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar.
  3. 9. Madam C.J. Walker was an African American entrepreneur who became America's first female self-made millionaire. Her company, Madam C.J. Walker company, specialized in this.
  4. 11. The 2023 Black History Month theme.
  5. 14. This song, written by Sylvia Robinson and performed by Sugar Hill Gang, was the first commercially successful rap song.
  6. 16. Scientist and mathematician, Benjamin Banneker, is credited with helping to design this for Washington, D.C.
  7. 18. This was the development of the Harlem neighborhood in NYC as a Black cultural mecca in the early 20th century.
  8. 19. Acronym for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  9. 20. What was the first colony to ban slavery?
  10. 21. Born out of blues, ragtime, and marching bands, this type of African American musical form originated in Louisiana.
  11. 23. The Brooklyn MLB team Jackie Robinson played for.
  1. 1. The first African American to win an Olympic gold medal.
  2. 2. The first Black student to go to an all-white elementary school in the south.
  3. 4. The holiday celebrated every June 19th which honors the day enslaved people were finally emancipated in the U.S.
  4. 5. Hank Aaron began his MLB career with this Milwaukee-based team.
  5. 6. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American justice appointed to this in 1967.
  6. 7. How many countries celebrate Black History Month?
  7. 9. Who was the founder of what was then known as Negro History Week?
  8. 10. The 6888th Battalion was an all-Black, all-female unit of the military that delivered this to WWII troops across England.
  9. 12. Of the 3 marches from Selma to Montgomery, only the last made it all the way to Montgomery, which paved the way for this Act in 1965.
  10. 13. Hiram Rhodes Revels is famous for being the first African American elected to what?
  11. 15. Which US president designated Black History Month as a national observance?
  12. 17. U.S. Black History Month is celebrated in which month of the year?
  13. 22. Where was Negro History Week first observed? (hint: university)