Black History Bowl

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

There are a lot of black people that have made a difference in the world as we know it. Some are still alive to observe their achievement whereas others didn’t live to see it. Below is a black history quiz bowl and it is designed to help you refresh your memory on the African American leaders that make a difference in the world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This African American leader worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1976, he became the executive director of the NAACP. Under his leadership several hundred thousand people joined the NAACP.
  • 2. 
    This African American civil rights leader served as a close avisor to Presidnt Bill Clinton. In 1970, he became executive director of the United Negro College FUnd and later president of the National Urban league.
  • 3. 
    This African American Children Rights champion started and is presidently president of the CHildren's Defense Fun. She continues her efforts to fight for the rights of children.
  • 4. 
    This African American civil rights leader worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and helped start the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He is presently president of the NAACP.
  • 5. 
    THis African American leader helped James Meredith enroll as the first African American student in the University of Mississippi in 1962. In 1962, Ebony magazine called him the bravest man in America.
  • 6. 
    This African American was an American research chemist who created a drug to treat glaucoma, an eye disease. He also developed an inexpensive method to manufacture drugs to treat arthritis and certain muscle diseases.
  • 7. 
    This African American was credited with the process of refining sugar.
  • 8. 
    This African American inventor was a pioneer in the research of antibodies. He was the first Black  physician to be appionted to the staff of a New York muncipal hospital.
  • 9. 
    This African American scientist was the first African American female astronaut.
  • 10. 
    This African American stated "A people without knowledge of their past, history, and origin, and culture is like a tree without roots."
  • 11. 
    Black History Month, starting as Negro History Week, ben as an effort by this African Americanto recognize the valuable contributions African Americans made in the United States an throughout the world.
  • 12. 
    The desicion on this African American's case was one of the main reasons that Abraham Lincoln ran for President, and why the South left the Union.
  • 13. 
    This African American started a home in New York City where she cared for homeless children and children born with HIV the virus that causes AIDS.
  • 14. 
    This African American was the founder, publisher, chairman, and CEO of the largest African American owned publishing company in the world in CHicago, Ill.
  • 15. 
    On August 30, 1983, this African American aerosapce engineer an United States Astronaust became the first African American to travel in space.
  • 16. 
    This African American was dissatisfied with the education that students were recieving in the Chicago Public Schools, an decided to open her own her own school.
  • 17. 
    This African American was one of the most influential African Ameran writers of the 20th century. He explored the trials and tribulations of the African American life.
  • 18. 
    This Auburn native became the fourth president of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanics College (now Alabama A&M University.
  • 19. 
    This African American was a Rhodes Scholar that sgnificantly dismissed the belief of many white Americans scholars who believed that African Americans were intellectually inferior.
  • 20. 
    This African American was the first African American president of Harvard Law Review,
  • 21. 
    In 1972, this African American became the first Afircan American woman from a Southern State to serve in Congress.
  • 22. 
    This African American became the first African American chairman of the Democratic Committee. He helped Bill Clinton win the 1992 presidential elction. In 1993, he became the first African American became the first woman and first African American Secretary of State. 
  • 23. 
    In 1993, this African American became the first woman and first African American Surgeon General.
  • 24. 
    In 1941, this African American became New York's first black councilman. IN !944, he was elected to Congress. He was the first African American fron New York to ve elected to Congress.
  • 25. 
    This African American author is mostly recognized for her Pulitzer Prize winning nove, The Color Purple, which was develpedd into Steven Speilberg film and recieved 11 Academy Award nominations.
  • 26. 
    In !993, this African American read her poem, "On the Pulse of the Morning," at the President Clinton's inauguration. IN 2002, she launche a line of Hallmark greeting cards and accessories.
  • 27. 
    This African AMerican was an American poet and short story writer. He rose to prominence in American literature in 1926 with the publication of his first book of poetry, THe Wery Blues.
  • 28. 
    This African American has been called by Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine as one of the top 50 leaders for the future.
  • 29. 
    During the 1960's, this African American was known as the "Princess of Black Poetry."
  • 30. 
    This African American football coach played on the Pittsburg Steelers 1978 Super Bol Championship Team. He led the Indiana Colts to the 2006 Supr Bowl Championship against the Chicago Beats, becoming the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl.
  • 31. 
    This African American became the first African American to win an individual Olympic medal in gymnastics when she won a Bronze medal in the 1996 olympics.
  • 32. 
    This African American track and fiels star broke the heptathlon world record twice and won both multi-event and long jump gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.