Black History In Iowa

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Black History In Iowa

This quiz tests your knowledge of Iowa African American History.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the first name of the slave in the 1839 Iowa Territorial Supreme Court case that declared no one could be reduced to slavery?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Ralph

    • C. 

      Frederick

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 2. 
    How many African Americans lived in Iowa in 1840?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      79

    • C. 

      188

    • D. 

      226

  • 3. 
    How much did African Americans who wanted to move into Iowa have to pay the state government in 1844?
    • A. 

      $50

    • B. 

      $200

    • C. 

      $400

    • D. 

      $650

  • 4. 
    In what year did Iowa become the first "free" state admitted to the Union from all the states included in the Louisiana Purchase?
    • A. 

      1846

    • B. 

      1847

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1849

  • 5. 
    In what year did the Iowa Supreme Court desegrate public schools through its Clark v. Board of Directors decision?
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1864

    • C. 

      1928

    • D. 

      1964

  • 6. 
    In what year was the Iowa Constitution amended to remove "free white" from the list of qualifications to serve in the Legislature?
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1880

    • C. 

      1901

    • D. 

      1922

  • 7. 
    Where was the first Iowa branch of the NAACP founded in 1915?
    • A. 

      Cedar Rapids

    • B. 

      Des Moines

    • C. 

      Iowa City

    • D. 

      Muscatine

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the woman from Des Moines who led lunch counter sit-ins and boycots over a decade before the famous sit-ins in the South?
    • A. 

      Hattie McDonald

    • B. 

      Deborah Berry

    • C. 

      Carrie Chapman

    • D. 

      Edna Griffin

  • 9. 
    In what year did Iowa elect its first male and female African American state legislators, James H. Jackson or Waterloo and Willie Stevenson Glanton of Des Moines?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1964

    • C. 

      1966

    • D. 

      1968

  • 10. 
    In what year did Iowa pass its first Hate Crimes bill?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1989

    • C. 

      1991

    • D. 

      1993