Black History Month

  1. 1. Annual Black American winter tradition started in 1966 to foster community, in response to the 1965 Watts Rebellion
  2. 4. Alternate form of protest against illegal but unenforced segregation in the South
  3. 6. Founder that established Black History Month as "Negro History Week" in 1926
  4. 9. Iconic performer-turned-undercover-spy during WWII that was vital in getting information for the Allies
  5. 10. First US territory to abolish slavery in 1777
  6. 12. "If it is wrong to be violent defending Black women and Black children and Black babes and Black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her."
  7. 14. Black Power political party in the 60s and 80s that challenged racism, police brutality, and poverty through more violent means
  8. 16. Location of the Black Wall Street massacre in 1921, destroying one of the wealthiest Black communities in the US
  9. 17. "I have a dream,"
  10. 18. First Black US President
  11. 19. Black American murdered by Minneapolis police in 2020, reigniting Black Lives Matter protests across the US
  12. 20. The Original Betty Boop
  1. 2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  2. 3. The ACTUAL first person to reach the North Pole
  3. 5. First Black American to play Major League Baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
  4. 6. Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, taught my benighted soul to understand that there's a God, that there's a Saviour too: once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
  5. 7. First Black US Supreme Court justice, appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson and served from 1967 to 1991
  6. 8. Revival of Black culture in NYC during the 1920s and 30s
  7. 11. Predecessor to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, arrested in 1955 also in Montgomery, Alabama.
  8. 13. Movement of 6 million Black Americans from the South to the Midwest, West, and Northeast from 1916 to 1970
  9. 15. The US's oldest and largest civil rights organization, created in response to the 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois
  10. 19. Black Lives Matter protests in 2014 in response to the shooting of Michael Brown by St. Louis police