Thank you for taking our quiz! Check your answers below to see how much you know about Black History Month and visit us at the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina when we open in 2022 to learn more!
1. Correct – Correct answer is D! All of the above. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, a time for recognizing the role of African Americans in United States history, and started as a way to honor Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
2. Correct – Correct answer is A! Starting with President Gerald Ford, every United States president has declared and observed February as Black History Month (or National African American History Month).
3. Correct – Correct answer is C! Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
4. Correct – Correct answer is C! Everything but the paper shredder was invented by African American inventors.
5. Correct – Correct answer is D! Toni Morrison was the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for her work in literature.
6. Correct – Correct answer is A! The Harlem Renaissance lasted 19 years from 1918 until 1938.
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