Black History Quiz

Black History Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you really know about the history of Black America.


Which civil rights leader made his initial mark by leading a successful effort to desegregate busses in Montgomery, Alabama?




Which civil rights leader became the NAACP’s first field secretary in 1954?




What former slave started a secret, Blacks only, Sunday school where he taught children to read and write?




Which brave woman drew national attention to segregation in the South when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person?




Which young girl became famous when her father sued the Topeka, Kansas Board of Education in 1951 in an attempt to allow her to attend a Whites only school?




What early civil rights leader founded the United Negro Improvement Association and began the Back to Africa Movement?




Which former civil rights leader worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and later became the second African-American to run for President?




Which slave’s legal battle is seen as one of the many causes of the civil war because he sued his owner for his freedom and finally lost when the Supreme Court ruled against him in 1857?




What escaped Southern slave made numerous trips back to the South in order to help other slaves escape to freedom in the North?




What young girl helped to end segregation in schools when she became the first African-American student at an all White school in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960?




What 30 year old shoemaker was arrested in 1892 for refusing to move from a Whites only railroad car in Louisiana and eventually took his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court?




What escaped slave helped other slaves to escape and later became an anti-slavery and women’s rights activist?




What civil rights leader spent time in jail before converting to Islam and becoming one of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th Century?




What notable African-American woman was the first person in her family not born into slavery and later created a school for Black children and also worked as an education advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt?




What freed slave pursued education for most of his youth and later helped to found, lead and build the all-black Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute?




What famous African-American botanist, scientist, educator and inventor is most well known for his work in the field of agriculture, most notably for his work involving the peanut?




What notable African-American civil rights leader founded the NAACP?




What civil rights activist was a lawyer that presented 30 civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, won 29 of them, and later became the first African-American U.S Supreme Court Justice?




What African-American was not only one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century but also an outspoken civil rights leader?




What Pulitzer Prize winning African-American writer wrote The Biography of Malcolm X, Roots: The Saga of an American Family?







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