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black history month

Who was an important writer and thinker of the Harlem Renaissance, the African American artistic movement in the 1920's that celebrated black life and culture? Langston Hughes
This artist was born and raised in the Lowcountry. He is considered by many art critics and reviewers as one of our nation's most outstanding African-American artistst and highly recognized visual master for capturing Southern culture and traditions. Jonathan Green
What 1920's dance is believed to have started in a coastal city of South Carolina? The Charleston
What form of music of music did Duke Ellington elevate into a serious art form? Jazz
What is the name of the colorful fabric worn by African royalty? Kenta cloth
Who is named the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin
This African American woman is a talk-show host, actress and owner of her own movie and television production company. She now her own magazine and network. Who is she? Oprah Winfrey
What is the name of the singer-dancer who performed the "Moonwalk" in the 1980's. Michael Jackson
Eartha Kitt played what role in the Batman series? Catwoman
What African American won and Academy Award for playing the role of Ray Charles in the movie "Ray"? Jamie Foxx
Who won Best Supporting Actress in "Gone with the Wind" to become the first African American to win an Academy Award? Hattie McDaniel
This Columbia, South Carolina native became an astronaut in August 1981. His first flight began on the space shuttle Columbia in 1986. Who is he? Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Born in Cheraw, South Carolina this trumpet player developed the music known as bepop. Who is he? Dizzy Gillespie
This Greenville, South Carolina native is best remember as a high-note trumpeter. He joined Duke Ellington's Orchestra Philadelphia in 1944. Cat Anderson
This Charleston, South Carolina native is a lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish. Who is he? Darius Rucker
Born in Barnwell, South Carolina this singer is known as "The Godfather of Soul". James Brown
This Civil Rights leader fought for blacks to be allowed to teach in public schools in Charleston. She is considered the "Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement". Who was she? Septima Clark
This group of African Americans live in the islands of the lowcountry, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. Their cultural traditions include sewing quilts, weaving baskets from sea grass and cooking southern cuisine. The Gullah
This African American male constructed the first striking clock made in America, and published an almanac which he compiled based on his own astronomical observations and calculations. Who is he? Benjamin Banneker
Who was the first African American educator that had a middle school named after him? Rudolph Dawkins
What is the first privately university founded for African American students through the Methodist Episcopal Church? Wilberforce University
For what purpose was the United Negro College Fund also known as UNCF founded? To help more African Americans go to college
Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Ralph Bunche
This African-American scientist helped revolutionize the agriculture of the South. He discovered more than 300 uses for the peanut, over 100 uses for the sweet potato and a number of uses for the soybean. George Washington Carver
Who was the first African American baseball player to win the award as the best new player in 1947 Jackie Robinson
What exceptional American track and field athlete overcame debilitating childhood illness and won three gold medals in a single Olympics? Wilma Rudolph
Who was the first player in NBA history to win both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season? Michael Jordan
Who was the first African American to play on the Davis Cup tennis team? Arthur Ashe
In 1988, Debi Thomas won a metal in which Olympic event? figure skating
He won his first amateur fight in 1934 and later became known as the "Brown Bomber". Who was he? Joe Lewis