African-American Historical Facts

This quiz is made up of 10 facts every African-American should know. Test your knowledge.

1. Of the following influential men, which one received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964:

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Booker T. Washington
Malcolm X
Charles Drew

2. She was Howard University's first female law student and became the first Black woman lawyer in 1872:

Mary Church Terrell
Justina Ford
Charlotte Ray
Madame C. J. Walker

3. Where is the historically black college/university, Claflin University located?

Toledo, Ohio
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Lincoln, Nebraska
Pascagoula, Mississippi

4. This Black educator created the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, IL:

Lucy Craft Laney
Mary McLeod Bethune
Hallie Quinn Brown
Marva Collins

5. This landmark Supreme Court decision stated that segregated schools were inherently unequal and in violation of the 14th Amendment:

Brown vs. Board of Education
Gaines vs. Missouri
Davis vs. Department of Education
Scott vs. Louisiana

6. The ____________, is a political group created in 1971 by the twelve African-Americans elected to the House of Representatives in 1970.

Black Manifesto
Congressional Black Caucus
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
African-American Political Institute

7. George Washington Carver was an agricultural chemist who discovered over _____ products that could be made from the peanut.


8. Dr. Maulana Karenga created this cultural observance designed to celebrate African-American heritage.

Black History Month
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

9. Several generations of Africans combined elements from English and African languages to form this unique language used primarily in southern regions:


10. A respected sociologist and education professor at Harvard, she’s known for studying cultural relationships between families, schools and communities:

Dr. Mary Frances Berry
Ruth Simmons
Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Johnnetta Cole

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