Black “Firsts”
Black Entertainment/Pop Culture
Black History/People

Who was the first African American Olympian to win the all-around title in gymnastics?

Gabby Douglas


This African American artist lived from 1958-2009. He started his career in a family band, and is considered the “King of Pop”

Who is Michael Jackson?

This Civil Rights icon has a birthday on January 15th, even though we celebrate him on the third Monday in January?

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Who was the first African American actress to win an Academy Award for best actress?

Who is Halle Berry?


This 2006 American musical drama was adapted from a 1981 Broadway musical. Taking strong inspiration of the Motown record label and one of its acts the Supremes. Hint: This famous R&B artist written a song for the soundtrack titled “Listen”. 

What is Dreamgirls?


Who triggered a boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system in 1955 by refusing to give up their seat to a white passenger on a bus?

Who is Rosa Parks?


Who was the first African American Major League Baseball player?

Who is Jackie Robinson?


Who is the African American TV host that created the ABC television show, Family Fued? 

Steve Harvey


This woman came up with hair products during slavery and became a very wealthy woman

Who is Madam C.J. Walker?


Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award in a leading role?

Sidney Poitier


This Princess is known as the first black disney princess. She was also the main character of this 2009 Musical. (BEST PRINCESS MOVIE EVER)

Who is Princess Tiana. Movie: The Princess and the Frog 


Who was the first African American to portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp and was the first president and principal developer of Tuskegee University?

Who is Booker T. Washington?


Who was the first African American to travel into space?

Who is Guion Stewart Bluford?


This African American rapper released this popular song “Dreams and Nightmares”. For reference this song is played at black functions specifically college parties. 

Who is Meek Mill?


Who was known as the Nation of Islam's most effective minister until he broke from the group in 1964 and formed his own group, the Organization of Afro-American Unity?

Who is Malcolm X? 

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