Black History Trivia
"Black History is more than a month"
28th:What song is James Weldon Johnson best known for composing?
answer: Black National Anthem
27th: What is Alain Leroy Locke best known as the first African American to accomplish?
answer: First Black Rhodes Scholar
26th: Why was a US Congressman beaten in Rock Hill, SC during the Civil Rights movement?
answer: John Lewis/ Freedom Rides
25th: Hiram R. Revels was the first to accomplish on this day in 1870?
answer: First Black US Senator
24th: For what reason was the first African American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded?
answer: William H Carney/Civil War for assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, SC
23rd: What civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP was born on this day in 1868?
answer: W.E.B Dubois
22nd:What does Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas share as the first African American to achieve?
answer: Supreme Court Justices
21st: What did Willie Thrower accomplish for the first time in 1953?
answer: First Black NFL Quarterback
20th:Clarendon County is often recognized for the achievements of what sport athlete?
answer: Althea Gibson, First African American Tennis Champion
19th: What did Eric Holder accomplish as an African American for the first time?
answer: Attorney General
18th: What is Daniel Hale Williams famous for accomplishing in 1893?
answer: First African American to perform open Heart Surgery
17th: The “Tree” at Hampton University in VA is famous for what action of a USr President?
answer: Lincoln and the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation
16th: Who and why did the first African American win the Nobel Peace Prize?
answer: Ralph Bunche/Medicine
15th: What African American member of Congress from SC has roots that can be traced to Lee County?
answer: Jim Clyburn
14th: What was the dream of the leader of the civil rights movement?
answer: Equality for all regardless of skin color, creed, or race.
13th: What impact will Abbeville v. SC (2015) have on Education in the State of South Carolina?
answer: Open-ended response
12th: What occurred on this day in 1909 in New York City to benefit US citizens? answer: NAACP founded
11th: What effect did Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 have on US history?
answer: Segregation legal for Jim Crow South
10th:What is Carter G. Woodson most known for that impacted US history?
answer: Black History Month
9th: What did Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice share as the first black male and female in US history?
answer: First Black male and female Secretary of State for US
8th: What occurred at Howard University in 1869 that benefitted black educators?
answer: First Black Law School was established
7th: Why is Brown v. Board (1954) especially important in the history of a local South Carolina county?
answer: Pearson v. Clarendon County Board of Education case
6th: What did Black Moses do in 1846 to affect the lives of slaves in the US?
answer: Harriett Tubman escaped from slavery and established the Underground Railroad.
5th: Why is November 2nd 2008 a historic date in US history?
answer: Barack Obama was elected President
4th:What made this day in 1808 important in US history?
answer: Congress banned importation of slaves
3rd: What did African Americans obtain on this day in 1870?
answer: 15th Amendment, Right to VOTE
2nd: Who was the first African American to be published?
answer: Phyllis Wheatley
1st: What occurred in January 2015 to effect the lives of the Friendship Nine?
answer: Court conviction