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In what state did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on a bus?
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Martin Luther King Jr. improvised some of his "I Have a Dream" Speech. True or false?
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Who of the following was a minister for the Nation of Islam?
Martin Luther King
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In what year was slavery prohibited in the United States?
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Who was Harriet Tubman?
An escaped slave
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To what state did the first African slaves arrive?
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In which decade did an African American first run for President?
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Claudette Colvin was the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus, before Rosa Parks. True or false?
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Who is the only African-American billionaire?
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Which of the following are rumored to have been invented by an African-American chef?
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Which sport did Jesse Owens compete in at the 1936 Olympics?
Track and field
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Madam C.J. Walker was America's first female self-made millionaire. Where was she born?
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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on which famous author's birthday?
Octavia E. Butler
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In what decade was the ban on interracial marriage in the U.S. overturned?
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Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, starred in what film?
Gone With the Wind
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By what name did Jimi Hendrix's family and friends refer to him?
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Which of these singers got her start at the Apollo theatre?
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Cassius Clay was the birth name of which famous African American?
Martin Luther King
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What percentage of cowboys were African American?
1 in 2
1 in 100
1 in 4
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African-American history dates back to the 16th century, when groups of people from Africa were kidnapped as slaves and taken to Spanish American colonies. In the 17th century, West African slaves were transported to North America. To find out how much you know about African-American history, take this quiz!