Black history month

There are still plenty of virtual events available to celebrate Black History Month while at home.

1.) When did the celebration of Black History Month begin?

A. 1963

B. 1923

C. 1926

D. 1957

2.) Which President officially recognized Black History Month?

A. President Gerald Ford

B. President Jimmy Carter

C. President Richard Nixon

D. President Ronald Reagan

3.) What is the 2020 Black History Month Theme?

A. “African Americans and the Vote”

B. “Civil Rights in America”

C. “Black Migrations”

D. “The Crisis in Black Education”

4.) When did Rosa Parks’ bus boycott happen?

A. September 1955

B. January 1958

C. December 1955

D. November 1955

5.) When did Martin Luther King Jr. give his “I Have A Dream Speech”?

A. Sept. 9, 1965

B. Jan. 19, 1963

C. Dec. 21, 1962

D. Aug. 28, 1963

6.) What organization formed Feb. 12, 1909?

A. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

B. The National African American Leadership Summit

C. National Black Chamber of Commerce

D. National Black Women’s Justice Institute

7.) Who wrote the bestselling memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”?

A. Coretta Scott King

B. Alice Walker

C. Maya Angelou

D. Michelle Obama

8.) Before Barack Obama became President (2009-2017), he served as what?

A. Mayor of Chicago

B. U.S. Senator

C. U.S. House of Representative

D. Governor of Illinois

9.) Who was the first African American Major League Baseball player?

A. Ernie Banks

B. Jackie Robinson

C. Larry Doby

D. Frank Robinson

10.) Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize winner?

A. Nelson Mandela

B. Ralph Bunche

C. Desmond Tutu

D. Wangari Maathai

GRACE KINNICUTT is a Feautres Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at gkinnic@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at @GKinnicutt 


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