Black History Month

  1. 2. Which Executive Order prohibited discrimination in the defense industry?
  2. 3. How many days did the Montgomery Bus Boycott last for?
  3. 5. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted citizenship and equal rights to formerly enslaved people?
  4. 7. How many times was Martin Luther King Jr. imprisoned?
  5. 8. Who was dubbed the Father of Ice Cream because he revolutionized the ice cream making process? (Hint: last name)
  6. 9. Which American author, poet and civil rights activist, rose to prominence with the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969? (Hint: last name)
  7. 11. The ___________ was the widespread migration of African Americans in the 20th century from rural communities in the South to large cities in the North and West.
  8. 13. The ___-____ rule was a legal principle of racial classification that was prominent in the 20th-century United States which asserted that any person with even one ancestor of black ancestry is considered black.
  9. 14. Who was the first African American person in space? (Hint: last name)
  10. 16. Dr. Charles Richard Drew developed improved techniques for blood storage leading to the development of large scale ______.
  11. 17. The ______ were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge prevalent attitudes in racially segregated towns.
  12. 19. African American inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown contributed to a safer society with her invention of the first home ______________.
  13. 22. The American _____ War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America.
  14. 23. Who was the first African American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court? (Hint: last name)
  15. 24. The ______ laws were a collection of state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation.
  1. 1. When was the Exclamation Proclamation issued? (Hint: year)
  2. 4. When was the first slave from Africa brought to colonial North America? (Hint: year)
  3. 6. The ______ were the first African American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps who earned more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.
  4. 8. Who was the first African American woman to fly in space? (Hint: last name)
  5. 10. George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to ______ and methods to prevent soil depletion.
  6. 12. Rosa Parks' refusal to yield her seat on the bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, sparked the ________________________ boycott.
  7. 15. George Speck Crum, famed chef of Native American and Black heritage, is credited with the invention of _____________.
  8. 18. Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn a ____________ degree in the United States.
  9. 20. Dr. Mark Dean was a computer scientist and engineer who helped develop color PC monitor and first gigahertz chip at ______.
  10. 21. Who developed and patented America's first automatic clothes dryer? (Hint: last name)