Black History Treasure Hunt

Test Your Knowledge

Use the knowledge you've gained to show you've mastered the information called for on the Black History Treasure Hunt. If you need to go back and review, feel free to do so. Then show what you know, by answering the questions below from your memory.

  1. In the years before Black History Month began to be celebrated, how often were African Americans lynched?

  2. How many million slaves did prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass estimate there were in the years before the Civil War?

  3. When the conflict over abolition ended with the Civil War, what did demonstrators outside the White House say was the one thing more that they needed?

  4. Sixty years after the Civil War ended, what federal program helped to preserve the oral histories of people who had been slaves?

  5. Who came before Rosa Parks in protesting the segregation of public transportation?

  6. What was it that made Nat Turner lead his famous revolt in 1831?

  7. What famous black leader said, "over blacks must be their king, Not white, but of their somber hue, To rule a nation of themselves?"

  8. How does Martin Luther King Jr. think negroes should meet the physical force thrown at them by discriminating whites?

  9. What were the people at the Million Man March supposed to do right after they took the pledge?

  10. What's the spirit behind the last line of the poem recited at President Clinton's first inauguration?

  11. Describe two habits of Nelson Mandela that show his serious dedication to achieving his goals.

  12. Who knew by the age of 10 that he wanted to be a revolutionary?

Created January, 1996. Last revised February, 2005
Created by Tom March, tom at ozline dot com
Applications Design Team/Wired Learning