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What is George Washington Carver
This man was really into nuts, however he was by far not crazy, in fact he was a genius...

100

Who is Jackie Robinson
This man was the first African American to play in the MLB.

100

Who is Clarence Thomas
This man filled in the seat of Thurgood Marshall in the US Supreme Court

100

What is Destiny's Child?
"No, no, no"--this originally four member group did eventually dwindle, not all of them were "Survivors", however the remaining were some "Independent Women"

100

What is Liberia?
This is Africa's oldest republic and it was settled by freed slaves.

200

Who is Dr. Charles Drew?
This man is credited with blood storage techniques to better blood banks, however, no amount of blood could have saved his life.

200

What is Pennsylvania
In what state was the first abolitionist organization formed, maybe they do really have some brotherly love within them

200

Who is William Hastie?
This man was the first black federal judge, if you can't think of the name maybe consider one of our freshman Jordan as a hint.

200

Who is Queen Latifah
This person has a royal stage name, but was born with the name Dana Owens.

200

What is Coffee?
This crop still grows wild in Caffa, Ethiopia where it was originally used and gets it name from.

300

What is the pencil sharpener?
This man loved to be simple and to the point and thus he created this object.

300

What is Alain Locke
This "New Negro" was the first black Rhodes Scholar

300

What is Carl Stokes,Tom Bradley, Maynard Jackson, Harold Washington
name two of the four: first black mayor of Cleveland, first black mayor of LA, first black mayor of Atlanta, first black mayor of Chicago.

300

What is Rhythm Nation
Quadruple Platinum...who even knew that existed well in 1989 this dance album by a Jackson hit it big.

300

Who is Josephine Baker
She won the French Legion of Honor Award for entertaining WWII allies, maybe she did it in a banana costume...but maybe not

400

Who is J.A. Burr
My goodness when it is cold outside--I may be compelled to say this mans last name, but i know that I definitely don't want to go outside and use what he invented, the lawn mower.

400

Who is Rita Dove?
This lady became the first Black Poet Laureate of the United States in 1995.

400

Who is Joseph Rainey?
South Carolinians elected this black man to the House of Representatives making him the first directly elected black member of Congress

400

What is Outkast, Usher and Goodie Mob
One of these 3 LAFace artists wanted it his way, the other wanted to get rich to this and the last was just really into Rosa Parks i guess...name 2 of the 3 artists/groups.

400

Who is Joseph Cinque?
Probably important in New Haven, this man lead the revolt in 1839 on the ship the Amistad...

500

What is the ironing board?
Sarah Boone invented this...it may let you make that collar crisp enough to pop.

500

What is Masonic lodge
Prince Hall organized African Lodge #459, this was the first lodge of this type.

500

What is Ralph Bunche
This man did oodles, or something like that, of work with the UN nations and the biggest work of his career was on a project regarding Arab and Jewish relations in Palestine... he never forgot his roots though and always returned to education.

500

Who is the "Brown Bomber" or Joe Lewis
This man was the heavyweight champion of the world for 11 years straight, you can give his real name or his nickname...

500

What is the ANC (African National Congress)
Nelson Mandela was the head of this predominately black South African political party.

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