21 Feb 2010

How’s Your African-American History??

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Black History, Bobby's World, Grace, Kingdom, Race Relations

Here is a “different sort of” post. I hope it is fun and personally enlighting at same time. Most of us have attended public schools and we have some recollection of the Revolutionary War, slavery and so forth. But how well do we know some very basic factiods of some stories we have heard about frequently but forget some details. Here is a simple test on African-American history … BE HONEST and DO NOT CHEAT (that means do not look up on the web).

1) _____ Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
2) _____ Helped 300 slaves escape to freedom through the “Underground Railroad.”
3) _____ First person to die in the Boston Massacre in 1770.
4) _____ Civil Rights leader who converted to Islam and slain in 1965.
5) _____ First African American to serve on the Supreme Court.
6) _____ African American statesman and educator who founded the Tuskegee Institute.
7) _____ First African American to play major league baseball.
8) _____ First black to win an all race election in South Africa.
9) _____ Famous 19`” century African American abolitionist, orator and statesman.
10)_____ Scientist at Tuskegee Institute invented Peanut Butter and dozens of other useful products.

To be nice I will supply the correct answers

A. Martin Luther King Jr.
B. Harriet Tubman
C. Crispus Attucks
D. Malcom X
E. Thurgood Marshall
F. Dr. George Washington Carver
G. Dr. Booker T. Washington
H. Jackie Robinson
I. Nelson Mandela
J. Frederick Douglass

4 Responses to “How’s Your African-American History??”

  1. SammyBoy Says:

    Knew all of them. But then, I paid attention in school. Funny how “our schools ignore African-American influence in history”, but I knew all these. Guess I had good teachers back in the ’60’s.

  2. kingdomseeking Says:

    6 out of 10 for me.

    K. Rex Butts

  3. Steve Duer Says:

    I believer Dr. Carver is out of line.

  4. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    The answers are supposed to be out of line. You are supposed to “match” the answers.

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