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Test your Black history knowledge

Test your Black history knowledge
Muhammad Ali PHOTO: Library of Congress

1. What was the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s father’s church?

_ Ebenezer Baptist

_ Atlanta Southern Baptist

_ Southern Church of the People

_ Atlanta Tabernacle

2. What group launched the Freedom Rides in 1961?

_ ACLU — American Civil Liberties Union

_ SCLC — Southern Christian Leadership Conference

_ CORE — Congress of Racial Equality

_ SNCC — Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

3. At the time of her historic bus incident, what was Rosa Park’s occupation?

_ Hospital orderly

_ Drugstore clerk

_ High School cafeteria worker

_ Department store seamstress

4. SNCC member Stokely Carmichael was instrumental in forming the Lowndes County Freedom Organization in Alabama. What was its symbol?

_ A balance scale

_ The letters MLK

_ A black panther

_ A raised fist

5. Who wrote the bestselling memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”?

_ Maya Angelou

_ Coretta Scott King

_ Fannie Lou Hamer

_ Rosa Parks

6. What was Muhammad Ali’s original name?

_ Leviticus Lewis

_ Marcellus Moore

_ Cassius Clay

_ Aaron Brown

7. In 1960, four African American college students stage a sit-in that helped integrate this store’s lunch counter.

_ Woolworth

_ W.T. Grant

_ G.C. Murphy

_ S.S. Kresge

8. What famous baseball player said, “Today’s black athletes have no idea what we had to endure”

_ Hank Aaron

_ Bob Gibson

_ Ernie Banks

_ Willie Mays

9. Members of what labor union helped to build the nation’s black middle class and civil rights movement?

_ Brotherhood of Sleeping Cars Porters

_ American Federal of Teachers

_ Communications Workers of America

_ International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union

10. Who was elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1966?

_ Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

_ Stokley Carmichael

_ John Lewis

_ Bobby Seale

11. What was George Washington Carver famous for developoing?

_ Peanut butter

_ Crop rotation

_ Petroleum jelly

_ Blood plasma



1. Ebenezer Baptist  2. CORE — Congress of Racial Equality 3. Department store seamstress 4. A black panther 5. Maya Angelou 6. Cassius Clay 7. Woolworth 8. Ernie Banks 9. Brotherhood of Sleeping Cars Porters 10. Stokley Carmichael 11. Crop rotation

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