What Do You Know About Black History?

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

Whenever you see or hear black people, the one thing that crosses your brain might be rapping, cool talking etc, right? But just like all other communities or races around the world, black people have a deep history too. It's not just about being "yo" or rap like lighting but historical events that will be asked in this quiz. So, do you know your history?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the first American Colony to abolish slavery?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Alabama

    • C. 

      Vermont

    • D. 

      Florida

    • E. 

      Ohio

  • 2. 
    What was the first black newspaper?
    • A. 

      The Black Press

    • B. 

      The Times

    • C. 

      Journal Freedom

    • D. 

      Freedom Papers

    • E. 

      Freedom’s Journal

  • 3. 
    Who was the first black astronaut to walk in space?
    • A. 

      Bernard Harris, Jr.

    • B. 

      Thomas Marshall

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

    • D. 

      Nick Johnson

    • E. 

      Harris Ford

  • 4. 
    Which black leader/ activist has given this amazing speech "I have a dream"?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King Sr.

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King III

    • D. 

      None of above.

  • 5. 
    Who was the first African American to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice?
    • A. 

      Charles Hamilton Houston

    • B. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C. 

      Clarence Thomas

    • D. 

      William Henry Hastie

  • 6. 
    Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
    • A. 

      Dorothy Dandridge

    • B. 

      Sidney Poitier

    • C. 

      Hattie McDaniel

    • D. 

      Halle Berry

  • 7. 
    Who was the first African American to perform at the White House?
    • A. 

      Louis Armstrong

    • B. 

      B.B. King

    • C. 

      "Blind Tom" Wiggins

    • D. 

      Aretha Franklin

  • 8. 
    What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified, abolishing slavery?
    • A. 

      1872

    • B. 

      1867

    • C. 

      1865

    • D. 

      1862