How Much Do You Know About These Famous African Americans?

African Americans have made many contributions to US history. Time to test your knowledge!
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Who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at John Kennedy's inauguration?
Mahalia Jackson
Josephine Baker
Aretha Franklin
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Who was the first African American to play Major League baseball?
Hank Aaron
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
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Who was the first African American Supreme Court justice?
Clarence Thomas
Barack Obama
Thurgood Marshall
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Who was the first African American to win an Oscar?
Hattie McDaniel
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington
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Who was the founder of Motown Records?
Berry Gordy
Michael Jackson
Smoky Robinson
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Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?
Bruce Jenner
Muhammad Ali
Jesse Owens
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Which of the following helped to popularize the idea of Black Power?
Stokely Carmichael
Martin Luther King
Ralph Abernathy
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Who was the first African American woman to write a Broadway play?
Maya Angelou
Nina Simone
Lorraine Hansberry
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This slave preacher led a rebellion in 1831 that killed dozens of white people:
Nat Turner
Crispus Attucks
Denmark Vesey
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Which of the following founded the Back to Africa movement in the early 1900s?
Marcus Garvey
W.E.B. DuBois
George Washington Carver
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The first African American millionaire, Madame C. J. Walker, made her fortune in what?
Newspaper printing
Beauty products
Oil
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Who wrote "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"?
Malcolm X
Alex Haley
Alice Walker
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1
Who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at John Kennedy's inauguration?
Mahalia Jackson
Josephine Baker
Aretha Franklin
2
Who was the first African American to play Major League baseball?
Hank Aaron
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
3
Who was the first African American Supreme Court justice?
Clarence Thomas
Barack Obama
Thurgood Marshall
4
Who was the first African American to win an Oscar?
Hattie McDaniel
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington
5
Who was the founder of Motown Records?
Berry Gordy
Michael Jackson
Smoky Robinson
6
Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?
Bruce Jenner
Muhammad Ali
Jesse Owens
7
Which of the following helped to popularize the idea of Black Power?
Stokely Carmichael
Martin Luther King
Ralph Abernathy
8
Who was the first African American woman to write a Broadway play?
Maya Angelou
Nina Simone
Lorraine Hansberry
9
This slave preacher led a rebellion in 1831 that killed dozens of white people:
Nat Turner
Crispus Attucks
Denmark Vesey
10
Which of the following founded the Back to Africa movement in the early 1900s?
Marcus Garvey
W.E.B. DuBois
George Washington Carver
11
The first African American millionaire, Madame C. J. Walker, made her fortune in what?
Newspaper printing
Beauty products
Oil
12
Who wrote "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"?
Malcolm X
Alex Haley
Alice Walker