Black History Month

  1. 1. In 1885 Sarah Goode was the first African American woman to receive a patent. What did she invent?
  2. 5. What sport did Arthur Ashe excel in?
  3. 6. Which Amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.?
  4. 9. What was Muhammad Ali's original name?
  5. 10. In what city did the National Guard try to prevent nine black students from attending a segregated school in 1957?
  6. 11. What was the first African American owned-and-operated newspaper?
  7. 13. Who shot Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968?
  8. 17. Which president signed the Emancipation Act?
  9. 19. She was the first African American to publish a book of poetry.
  10. 20. With the 15th Amendment ratification in 1870, what did African Americans the right to do in the United States?
  11. 21. Whose proposal that Congress consider civil rights legislation culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
  12. 25. Who was the first African American to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice?
  13. 27. Who was the first African-American to appear on a U.S. postage stamp?
  14. 28. This state was the first to elect a black governor.
  15. 29. Who was the first African-American to win a gold medal at the Olympics?
  1. 2. An all-white jury acquitted J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of whom?
  2. 3. Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize winner?
  3. 4. Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
  4. 7. He made his major league debut On April 15, 1947 before a crowd of 26,623 spectators at Ebbets Field.
  5. 8. Who was the plaintiff in the Supreme Court decision that upheld the legal doctrine of "separate but equal?"
  6. 12. Before it became Black History Month what was the observance of Black History called?
  7. 14. Who is considered the "Father of Black History"?
  8. 15. In 1960, four African American college students staged a sit-in that helped integrate this store's lunch counter.
  9. 16. Who broke three track and field World Records in 45 minutes at Ohio State in 1935?
  10. 18. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
  11. 22. She was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
  12. 23. The PGA was considered "Caucasian Only" until which golfer joined in 1960?
  13. 24. Her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman.
  14. 26. She was arrested Dec. 1, 1955, after refusing to surrender her seat to a white passenger.