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MS Black History QB

Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl

QuestionAnswer
What was the total number of slaves that escaped to freedom using the Underground Railroad? 50,000
What year did the Voting Rights Act become law? 1965
Who was the first African American to integrate Wofford College? Albert Gray
Who invented the elevator? Alexander Miles
On what date was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated? April 4, 1968
Who wast he first African American to hold the title of "Miss Dorman High School"? April Tyese Thomas
Who is named the "Queen of Soul"? Aretha Franklin
Who was the first African American to become a permanent member of a major ballet company? Arthur Mitchell, who founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Who is the first African American President of the United States of America? Barack Obama
What African American woman introduced and initiated Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. to Spartanburg? Barbara Maxton
Who was the first African American to walk in space? Bernard A. Harris
Who is the founder of Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan? Berry Gordy, Jr.
Who was the first African American head coach in major league sports? Bill Russell
Who founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to train black teachers? Booker T. Washington
Who was the first African American pilot to fly for a commercial airline; what was the name of the airline? Captain Dave Harris for American Airlines
Who was the first African American to hold a Democratic Leadership position in the House of Representatives? Cardiss Collin
Who was the first African American country music star? Charley Pride
Who was the first African American woman lawyer? Charlotte Ray
What did Marian Wright Edelman start, to raise money for poor and disabled children and their families? The Children's Defense Fund
Who was the first African American of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and he also became the first African American Secretary of State? Colin Powell
What does CORE mean? Congress of Racial Equality
Who is the first African American to successfully perform open heart surgery? Daniel Hale Williams
Who was the first African American to graduate from Wofford College? Douglas Jones
What African American doctor performed history-making surgery by separating twins joined at the head in 1987? Dr. Benjamin Carson
Who is the first African American to discover a method to store blood and who made blood banks more effective? Dr. Charles Drew
Who is the founder of the United Negro College Fund? Dr. Frederick D. Patterson
Who invented over 300 products from the peanut? Dr. George Washington Carver
Who was the first African American surgeon at Spartanburg Regional Hospital? Dr. Kirkland
Who was the first African American woman astronaut? Dr. Mae Jemison
Who is the only African American honored by a national holiday? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What famous speech took place at the March on Washington? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech
Who was the first African American football player to win the Heisman Trophy? Ernie Davis
Who was the first African American actress to star in a Broadway play? What was the name of the play? In what year did she play the role? Ethel Waters in the 1939 play "Mamba's Daughters"
Dr. Carter G. Woodson is known as holding what title? The Father of Black History
Who as the first African American to become Chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae and to lead a Fortune 500 company? Franklin Raines
Who invented the elevator? G.F. Grant
Who invented the traffic signal? Garrett Morgan
Who was responsible for more than 300 products created from the peanut, including soap & ink;118 products from the sweet potato, including flour, shoe polish, & candy;75 products from the pecan & many other products from cotton, dyes & wood shavings? George Washington Carver
Who invented the boiler furnace? Granville T. Woods
Who was the first African American in space; what was the name of the shuttle; what month, date, and year did the shuttle fly? Guion S. Bluford, on August 30, 1983, flew aboard the space shuttle Challenger at the Kennedy Space Center
Created by: npough