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She was the first African American woman mail carrier in the United States.

Who is Mary Fields?

100

Famous for his doll experiments, he was born on July 24th, 1914.

Kenneth Clark

100

At the age of 20, he became the youngest person to ever sit on the city council of Inkster, Michigan.

Who is Jewell Jones?

100

She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. from MIT in nuclear physics.

Who is Dr. Shirley Jackson

100

Who is Barry White.

100

According to a study conducted by Forbes, he was the the richest man to ever live.

Who is Musa I?

100

Originating in Haiti, this is one of the first known African social dances.

What is the Juba or Hambone

200

James P. Beckwourth found the Beckwourth Pass through which Western mountain range?

What is the Sierra Nevada mountains?

200

Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win this tennis Championship on July 5, 1975.

What is the Wimbledon Men's Singles Title.

200

He was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state.

Who is P.B.S. Pinchback?

200

She became the first African American to receive a Master's degree in astrophysics from Yale University.

Who is Dr. Jedidah C. Isler?

200


Who is W.C. Handy

200

The richest woman of African descent isn't Oprah. Her name is Folorunsho Alakija and she earned her wealth in what industry?

What is oil?

200

This dance was done by slaves to shame and make fun of their overseers.

What is the Cakewalk.

300

This fictional character was thought to be modeled after Bass Reeves, one of the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi.

Who is The Lone Ranger.

300

He invented the "gamma electric cell" which led to the cell phone on July 6, 1971.

Who is Henry Sampson?

300

She is the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom nearly 50 years after her death.

Who is Shirley Chisholm?

300

She is the first African American woman to earn a doctoral degree in oceanography from Texas A & M.

Who is Dr. Ashanti Johnson?

300

Who is Lonnie Johnson

300

At the age of 12,Sarah Rector, also known as this, became the richest girl of African descent in American when she received 160 acres of land through the treaty of 1866. Land that her father leased to an oil company who struck oil- a lot of it!

Millionaire Girl

300

This dance came from African gumboot dancing.

What is Stepping.

400

He was an African American bicycle rider who won the world 1 mile track cycling championship in 1899.

Who is Marshall "Major" Taylor?

400

Born on July 15, 1867, she was the first African American business women to charter and become president of a bank.

Maggie Walker

400

She is the first African American woman to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic Convention, and the first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Who is Barbara Jordan?

400

She was hired at the age of 35 by NASA as a "human computer," and later calculated the trajectory of the space ship that sent the first American into outer space in 1961..by hand!

Who is Katherine Johnson?

400

Who is George T. Grant

400

He was a successful sea captain who was the first to captain a steam ship in the San Francisco Bay, and later built the first hotel in San Francisco. 

Who is William Leidesdorff?

400

Jazz and Broadway are two types of this noisy dance.

What is tap dancing.

500

He created the Super Soaker, by accident!

Who is Lonnie Johnson?

500

The French government named this man a Knight in the Legion of Honor in 1919.

Miles Davis

500

She is the co-founder of the Black Women's Forum in Los Angeles, California.

Who is Maxine Waters?

500

She was the first African American woman to enter outer space.

Who is Mae C. Jemison?

500

Who is Imhotep?

500

He is credited with initiating the successful Black business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma known as "Black Wall Street."

Who is J.B. Stradford?

500

Tap dancers who dance "close to the floor" meaning that they don't use much arm movements are called this. 

What are "hoofers."

600

George Crum popularized this snack in his restaurant when a patron complained about the potatoes being sliced to thick. 

Potato chips.

600

The first national monument for an African American was dedicated on July 14, 1955 for this man.

George Washington Carver

600

She is the 3rd female African American U.S. Senator, and announced her intent to run for President in 2020.

Kamala Harris

600

Susan McKinney Steward is the 3rd A.A. woman to earn a medical degree, while her sister, Sarah J. Garnet became the first female to earn this title.

School Principal.

600

Jack Johnson

600

He is the author of African Origins of Civilization- Myth or Reality,and the university of Dakar changed it's name to this in his honor.

Cheikh Anta Diop

600

The Funky Charleston is also known as what dance that made its way to America and traveled all around the glove via television.

Kid N' Play

700

Bill Picket invented this rodeo technique.

Bulldogging

700

A statue dedicated to the wise and fierce Buffalo Soldiers was dedicated here in 1992.

Kansas

700

He was the first A.A. appointed Secretary of Commerce, and was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He died under mysterious circumstances. 

Ron Brown

700

Besides being an astronaut, Jeanette Epps works for the CIA, and is the first African American to be part of what organization?

The international space station

700

Akhenaten

700

The women who sold Madam C.J. Walker's hair products door to door where called what?

Walker agents

700

Sammy Davis Jr., Gregory Hines and Savion Glover are all well known "hoofers."  In what animated movie did Savion Glover re-introduce tap dancing?

Happy Feet.