Black History

African-American History Trivia Challenge

1. The name of the “Negro hotel” on Capitol Hill 1890s, which was featured in W.E.B. Du Bois’ Paris Exhibition of Black uplift and respectability? A) The Johnson Inn, B) The Southern Hotel, C) The Cloister Tavern and Hotel, D) The Amistad


2. Which elementary school in D.C. was named for the first African-American appointed to the Board of Trustees for Colored Schools in 1862? A) Garnett Patterson, B) C.W. Harris, C) William Syphax, D) John Eaton


3. Mary McLeod Bethune spearheaded the NCNW from which building that would later become a National Historic Site location? A) The Council House, B) Rittenhouse C) The Dorchester, D) The Mayflower


4. Which area of the District was the site of a 1949 race riot that occurred when white mobs attacked Black children at a newly integrated swimming pool? A) Capitol Hill, B) Friendship Heights, C) Georgetown, D) Anacostia


5. In 1984, who was crowned the first African-American Miss D.C.? A) Michelle Coleman, B) Desiree Keating, C) Priscilla Walker, D) Sonya Addison


6. The first African American U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels, held from which state? A) Mississippi, B) Georgia, C) Vermont, D) Pennsylvania


7. What New Orleans bluesman traveled to D.C. to record more than nine hours of music for the Library of Congress and discuss such compositions as “King Porter Stomp” and “Wolverine Blues”? A) Bo Diddley, B) Bubber Miley, C) Jelly Roll Morton, D) Fletcher Henderson

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