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Black History Month Historical Trivia 

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READ ON HAPPENINGS: 10 Facts About Black History at Stony Brook

1. Who was the leader of the Haitian Revolution and nicknamed the “Black Napoleon?"
  Toussaint L'Ouverture

2. Who was the first African American woman millionaire in the United States?  
Madam C.J. Walker

3. Who led the movement in America in 1916-1922 to found a nation in Africa? 
Marcus Garvey

4. What Supreme Court case in 1896 established “separate but equal” facilities for Blacks and Whites?
Plessy vs. Ferguson

5. What organization was formed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1954 with non-violence as its credo?
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

6. What Act in 1964 ended segregation in public places?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964

7. Who was the first Black woman elected to the US Congress?
Shirley Chisolm

8. Who set a new Olympic world record with a time of 9.63 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Usain Bolt

9. What celebration was founded in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson?
Negro History Week

10. What Harlem rapper derived his name from the phrase “As soon as possible?”
ASAP Rocky

11. Who served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone from 1990-2014?
Geoffrey Canada

12. Who was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. degree from Harvard in 1895? 
W.E.B. DuBois

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