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Tuskegee AirmenWhat was the name of the African-American fighter group in World War II?
JAMES BALDWINWho wrote the semi- autobigiographical novel Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953?
DIAHANN CARROLLWho was the first African American actress to star in her own prime-time TV show?
SPINGARN METALWhat medal is awarded annually by the NAACP for outstanding achievement?
HATTIE McDANIELWho was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?
COUNT BASIEWho was known as the "One O'clock Jump" band leader?
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVERWhat botanist published 105 recipes that used peanuts?
ALVIN AILEYWho founded The American Dance Theater in 1954?
W.E.B.du BOIS Who is this founder of the NAACP?

Black History

First Black:

Woman on a postage stamp Harriet Tubman

U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove

To win Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks

To win Pulitzer Prize for Literature Alice Walker

Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature Toni Morrison

Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Ralph Bunche

Singer at the Metropolitan Opera Marian Anderson

Miss America Vanessa Williams

Grammy winner Harry Belafonte

Female Grammy winner Ella Fitzgerald

Academy Award winner (Supporting Actress) Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind)

Best Supporting Actor Oscar Lou Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman)

Best Actor Oscar Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field)

Best Actress Oscar Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)

U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Andrew Young

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Woman in the Senate Carol Mosley-Braun

To reach the North Pole Matthew Henson

In space Leon Bluford, Jr.

Female in space Mae Jemison

Starring role on television Diahann Carroll (for Julia)

Coach in any professional sport Bill Russell

Major League baseball coach Frank Robinson

All-American athlete Paul Robeson

Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson

Masters golf champion Tiger Woods

To win at Wimbledon Althea Gibson

Major League Baseball player (19th century) Moses Fleetwood Walker

Major League Baseball player (20th century) Jackie Robinson

American League baseball player (20th century) Larry Doby

In the NBA Nate “Sweetwater” Clifton

To hold a patent (corn harvester) Henry Blair

Mayor of Cleveland Carl Stokes

Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington

Mayor of New York City David Dinkins

Mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley

Mayor of Detroit (five times) Coleman Young

Female mayor of Washington, D.C Sharon Pratt Kelly

Mayor of Atlanta Maynard Jackson

To enroll at the University of Mississippi James Meredith

Flying squadron Tuskegee Airmen (WWII)

Other facts:

Man killed at Boston Massacre Crispus Attucks

Female preacher, abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth

19th Century Orator and former slave Frederick Douglass

Preacher who led 1831 slavery insurrection Nat Turner

Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman

Male tennis champion Arthur Ashe

The “Ambassador of love” Pearl Bailey

Playwright born in Harlem, 1924 James Baldwin

“One O’clock Jump” band leader Count Basie

Founder of Ebony and Jet magazines John Johnson

Former Urban League head and Clinton advisor Vernon Jordan

Founder of Tuskegee Institute Booker T. Washington

Peanut cultivator George Washington Carver

Aided in developing blood banks Charles Drew

The voice of Darth Vader James Earl Jones

Rat Pack member Sammy Davis, Jr.

Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Maxine Waters

Texas congresswoman, 1972-78 Barbara Jordan

Female figure skater Debi Thomas

Miss America, 1990 Debbye Turner

Rainbow Coalition leader Jesse Jackson

O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyer Johnny Cochran

Prosecutor in O.J. Simpson trial Christopher Darden

CNN Washington anchor Bernard Shaw

Founder of The American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey

Soprano at Metropolitan Opera, 1976-85 Leontyne Price

NAACP founder, 1909 W.E.B. DuBois

NAACP representative murdered in Mississippi Medgar Evers

Medal awarded by NAACP Spingarn Medal

Fund founded at Tuskegee Institute, 1944 United Negro College Fund

Nationalist leader assassinated in 1965 Malcolm X

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

Huey Newton and Bobby Seale’s party Black Panthers

Black Panther leader and newspaper editor Eldridge Cleaver

He coined the term “black power” Adam Clayton Powell

City of the 1955 bus boycott Montgomery

Montgomery bus boycott initiator Rosa Parks

George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice

City high school integrated, 1956 Little Rock

University integrated in 1962 University of Alabama

For more Black History see Game Show Trivia, now in its 6th edition