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This actor played both Jackie Robinson and James Brown

Who is Chadwick Boseman?


Columbia University was originally named this when it was founded in 1754.

What is King's College?


This is where the Black Panthers were first founded.

What is Oakland, California.


This theorem states that in a right-angled triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

What is the Pythagorean theorem?


As the host of "The Daily Show", this South African comedian and political commentator has been recognized for his insightful and humorous take on U.S. and global events.

Who is Trevor Noah?


Established in 1754, our university was the fifth institution of higher education founded in the U.S. and took on its current name after this historical event.

What is the American Revolution?


This African American scientist and inventor, known for his research into the properties of peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans, played a significant role in promoting crop rotation.

Who is George Washington Carver?


This scientist's three laws form the foundation for classical mechanics, and he also wrote "PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica".

Who is Isaac Newton?


Celebrated as the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul", she's known for hit albums like "What's the 411?" and singles like "Family Affair".

Who is Mary J. Blidge?

Located within the university's campus, this historic library, adorned with Greek-inspired columns, was named after a U.S. president who was also an alumnus and governor of New York.

What is the Low Memorial Library? (named after Seth Low)


This was the first war in which black people were in every branch of the U.S Army.

What is World War II?


This fundamental theorem connects differentiation and integration, stating that the integral of a function's derivative over an interval is equal to the function's value at the endpoints of the interval.

What is the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus?


This groundbreaking novel by Octavia E. Butler, published in 1979, is a time travel story that transports a modern African-American woman to the antebellum South to save her white, slave-owning ancestor.

What is "Kindred"?


The first American to receive this prestigious global honor in 1906, Professor John Bardeen, was a Columbia alumnus. He won it in Physics.

What is the Nobel Prize?


Founded in 1909, this organization's mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

What is the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)?


Covering an area of about 20 square feet in adults and weighing about 10 pounds, this organ is the body's largest and plays a key role in protecting against pathogens and regulating temperature.

What is the epidermis (skin) ?