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Black History Bowl

Arts and Entertainment

B.B. King is known for what type of music? Blues
Known as one of the greatest African American jazz piano players, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Name him. Duke Ellington
Who was the first African American singer to be admitted to the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City? Marian Anderson
What famous African American author/poet read at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993? Maya Angelou
Who wrote the book Born to Rebel? Benjamin E. Mays
What Alex Haley novel was made into a television mini-series in 1977 and 1979? Roots
Who was the first Black American poet to be nationally recognized for his writing? Paul Lawrence Dunbar
The "Father of Gospel Music" composed over 1000 songs. Name him. Thomas A Dorsey
What is the name of the newsletter which was originally edited by W.E.B. Du Bois and published by the NAACP in 1910? The Crisis
She was known as the "queen of gospel music". Her first recording "Move On Up a Little Higher" sold over a million copies in 1945. What was her name? Mahalia Jackson
Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer to receive an Academy Award. She won for the Best Supporting Actress for what 1939 - film? Gone with the Wind
For what 1954 film was Dorothy Dandridge the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress? Carmen Jones
Who wrote "Their Eyes are Watching God"? Zora Neale Hurston
Who was the first Black American woman chosen as Miss America? Vanessa Williams
Music historians refer to what type of music as the first Black American Music? Spirituals
What African American novelist wrote Invisible Man, for which he won the National Book Award for fiction in 1952? Ralph Ellison
What musical instrument used in Africa was frequently chosen as a royal or sacred instrument? Drum
In 1905, the first black symphony was founded; what was it called? Philadelphia Concert Orchestra
Did Maya Angelou take the title of her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar or Phillis Wheatley? Paul Laurence Dunbar
Who is regarded to as "the King of Tap Dancers"? Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
The Roaring Twenties introduced an unprecedented outpouring of black art, literature, and music. What was this period known as? Harlem Renaissance
In 1993, she became the first black to be honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature for six novels. She is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved which became a motion picture and in 1993 for Jazz. Name her: Toni Morrison
Langston Hughes was responsible for publishing what Black American magazine? The Nation
Name the singer who will always be remembered for the rendition of "Stormy Weather?" Lena Horne
Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol admired each other and worked closely together. Were they artists or architects? artists
Which singer-actress won a Tony in 2000: Whitney Houston or Heather Headley? Heather Headley
Thomas A Dorsey has been called the father of gospel music. What is his best-known song? Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
What singer was known as "the empress of the blues"? Bessie Smith
In her first leading role with the Metropolitan Opera, did Marian Anderson perform in a work by Verdi, Rossini, or Mozart? Verdi
What internationally famous dancer choreographed the ballet titled Revelations? Alvin Ailey
Brooklyn native Louis Gossett, Jr won an Emmy Award for his role in the TV movie Roots. What role earned him an Academy Award? drill sergeant in An Officer and a Gentleman
Did Henry O. Tanner become "the dean of American painters" in turn-of-the-century London, Paris, or Madrid? Paris (his painting "Raising of Lazarus" was purchased for the Luxenbourg Palace.)
What did George M. Horton plan to do with the profits from his 1839 novel, The Hope of Liberty? buy his freedom and go to Liberia
as Bill Cosby's first hit TV show called Mission Impossible, I Spy, or The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ? I Spy(debuted in 1965)
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