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The first black player in major league baseball, could never stay in the same hotels with his teammates. 

Who is Jackie Robinson?

100

Travel for blacks was often dangerous and accommodations or places to dine were not easy to find.  Travelers prepared one of these for the trip.

What is a shoebox lunch?

100

This Orlando Hotel was listed in the Greenbook and now serves as the city’s African American Museum.

What is the Wells Bilt Hotel?

100

The primary form of transportation during the early stages of the great migration.

What is the train?

100

I just want a seat on the bus just like those White folks.

Who is Rosa Parks? or Claudette Covin

200

He endured death threats as he approached the Babe’s record.  How dare he surpass the 715-homerun mark.  Don’t Do it!

Who is Henry (Hammering Hank) Aaron?

200

Many black people packed desserts for the trip.  From this list what dessert are you least likely to pack.

Tea cakes, German Chocolate cake, pound cake or sweet potato pie.

What is German Chocolate cake/

200

If you were travelling near Birmingham, AL you would find this motel listed in the Greenbook.

What is the A. G. Gaston Motel?

200

The first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corp

Who are the Tuskegee Airmen?

200


Over the years the safest place where blacks could share hopes and aspirations.

What is the Black Church?

300

In 1950 he was the first Black to play in an NBA game and went on to become the first full-time black head coach in the NBA.

Who is Earl Lloyd?

300

The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 asserted that all persons should be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations, of any place of public accommodation.”  Hotels sometimes use the modern day method of saying “Don’t Stop Here”, by posting one of these signs.

What is a "No Vacancy" sign?

300

There were 8 businesses listed in the Greenbook all located on this street which was home to Detroit’s Black-owned businesses, social institutions and night clubs?

What is Hastings?

300

These men were the most travelled of Black Americans.  They often gathered information that they heard and shared it with the larger Black community.  (Better than twitter)! 

 Who were the Pullman porters? 

300

He wrote the song honoring Dr. King's birthday.

Who is Stevie Wonder?

400

At a time when racism and prejudice were widespread in sports and in society, she was often compared to Jackie Robinson. "Her road to success was a challenging one", said Billie Jean King, "but I never saw her back down."

Who is Althea Gibson?

400

Families started their road trips by reminding their kids of the rules.  Which of these is not on the rule list.  A.  Daylight bathroom stops only.  B.  You can order a small ice cream cone.  C.  Don’t look at white people.  D.  We will eat lunch in the car.


What is B – you can order a small ice cream cone?

400


 Since there were no Black-owned banks in New Orleans Black men could not easily find a place to cash their checks. On Friday nights they would line up outside this well known New Orleans Black-owned restaurant to cash a check and get some food.



What is Dooky Chase, a Green Book listing?


400

He was the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the early unions for Blacks.

Who is A. Philip Randolph?

400

The period from 1916 to 1970 when over 6 million Blacks moved from the rural south to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West was coined this name.

What is the Great Migration?

500

Tiger Woods took the game of golf to a new level and brought major sponsorship money, but he’s not the first.  Several professional players ushered the door open.  Name one.

Who is Jim Dent, Lee Elder, Howard Brown, Charlie Owens, Calvin Peete, Charlie Sifford, Chuck Thorpe, etc.?

500

It was this man’s vision to have an African American Travel Guide.

Who is Victor Green?

500

It was public knowledge that some towns were not safe for black travelers.  These towns forbade Blacks from living within their borders, and signs were posted to ensure Blacks didn’t stop after dark.

What are “sundown towns?”    

500

 Mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics were critical to NASA's space missions. 

Who is Creola Katherine Johnson?

500

Before Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan joined billionaires club, this man was in the club.

Who was Robert Johnson?  (Owner of BET)

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