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Black History Month Quiz


How much do you know about black history? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of major events and African-American leaders who contributed to the formation of the United States. You may even win a free MACC t-shirt!

Drawing for 5 MACC t-shirts will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 4pm.


1. As a victim of the Boston Massacre in 1770, this African American was one of the first to lose his life for the cause of American independence.

2. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted citizenship to newly freed slaves?

3. African American members of the U.S. cavalry regiments in the latter 19th century were nicknamed the

4. Which 1896 Supreme Court case declared that segregation was legal and constitutional, as long as segregated facilities were “separate but equal?”

5. One of the key founders of the NAACP in 1909 was

6. Who was the first African American to win an Oscar?

7. What 1954 Supreme Court case led to the desegregation of elementary and secondary public schools?

8. Who were the “Little Rock Nine”?

9. In 1960, civil rights protestors staged “sit-ins” at segregated lunch counters in what southern state?

10. What event took place during the 1963 March on Washington?

11. This famous civil rights leader was assassinated in 1965.

12. The first African American to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court was

13. In what 1967 case did the Supreme Court declare that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional?

14. The first African American Secretary of State was

15. The first woman ever to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. was

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