Facts and Figures In African American History

Get ready for some in-depth coverage of African-American historical facts and figures.

1. What was the name of the abolitionist newspaper founded by Frederick Douglass?

"Freedom"
"Call To Arms"
"North Star"
"The Supporter"

2. How did Dred Scott finally win his freedom?

He deserted his slave owners and moved north
He was bought by a slaveowner and freed a few months later
He started his own movement to free other slaves
He won a case presented in a Missouri court

3. This society was dedicated to sending all slaves back to Africa:

The American Colonization Society
The American Institute for Negroes
The Colony of African Justification
The Colony of Negro Expulsion

4. In what year was Harriet Tubman captured?

1813
1833
1853
She was never captured

5. This prominent Black educator and author offered George Washington Carver a job as head of Tuskegee's Dept. of Agriculture:

Paul Robeson
W.E.B. DuBois
Booker T. Washington
Madame C.J. Walker

6. Who was appointed to defend the Africans captured from the ship La Amistad in 1841?

John Quincy Adams
John Rutherford
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison

7. This state was the last northern state to abolish slavery:

Philadelphia
Maine
New York
Vermont

8. How long did the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott last?

One day
One week
One month
One year

9. This 1885 Dean of Allen University in South Carolina, demanded full citizenship for women as well as civil rights for Black Americans:

Hallie Quinn Brown
Sojourner Truth
Anna Cooper
Vivian McFadden

10. Nathaniel Alexander, a Black inventor, holds the 1911 patent for this object which he wanted used in schools, churches, and auditoriums:

Podium
Folding chair
Microphone
Chalkboard

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