Black History Bowl: Quiz!

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

Many black people 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 advisor to President 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 presently 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 at 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 appointed to the staff of a New York municipal hospital.
  • 9. 
    This African American scientist was the first African American female astronaut.
  • 10. 
    This African American stated, "A people without the 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 American to recognize the valuable contributions African Americans made in the United States and throughout the world.
  • 12. 
    The decision 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 aerospace engineer an United States Astronaut became the first African American to travel in space.
  • 16. 
    This African American was dissatisfied with the education that students were receiving in the Chicago Public Schools, and decided to open her own school.
  • 17. 
    This African American was one of the most influential African American writers of the 20th century. He explored the trials and tribulations of 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 significantly dismissed the belief of many white American 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 African 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 election. 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 from New York to be elected to Congress.
  • 25. 
    This African American author is mostly recognized for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, which was developed into Steven Spielberg's film and received 11 Academy Award nominations.