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This Great civilization located in what is now northern ethiopia was known for massive stone stelae, copper coinage, and the importance of their large, influential port on the Red Sea.

                                                            Aksum

100

Marie Van Brittan Brown, a black nurse invented what essential saftey device?

The home security system

100

If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

– Maya Angelou

100

Nigeria

100

How many Africans were shipped to the new world during the Trans Atlantic slave trade

12.5 million

200

In October of 1967 this man became the first African American Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshal

200

Lonnie Johnson black inventor and engineer holds over 120 patents one of which is this summer time toy

200

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.

– Michelle Obama

200

Somalia

200

How many Africans died during the passage from africa to the new world?

About 1.7 million

300

What important organization was founded on February 12, 1909

300

With only an elementary school education, black inventor (and son of a slave), Garrett Morgan came up with this invention that you likely see every day on the way to work or school.

300

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.

– Diana Ross

300

Ghana

300

How many states have yet to ratify the equal rights amendment

15. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.

400

This escaped slave taught himself to read and write before eventually becoming a prolific author and speaker

400

Charles Drew was a physician, surgeon, and medical researcher  played a major role in developing the first large-scale

400

I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.

– Serena Williams

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ITS NOT A COUNTRY

400

Which celebrated song has a third verse dedicated to the murder of slaves?

Our national anthem

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave…”