[Answers] Test your knowledge of trailblazing Black women

February 14, 2018 at 11:13 am | Africa Quiz

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018 at 11:13 am | Africa Quiz

1. Which of these ladies was the first African to win a Grammy award? Miriam Makeba

2. This trailblazing lady was the first black woman in space? Mae Jemison

3. In 2004, she became the first Black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Who is she? Wangari Maathai

4. This iconic person was the first African-American woman to get a pilot license? Bessie Coleman

5. The first African-American woman to get her pilot’s license in the United States was? Willa Brown

6. Escaping slavery aged 12, she rose above all obstacles to become the first African-American woman to be a school principal? Fanny Jackson Coppin

7. She is the first woman to be featured on the Nigerian currency? Ladi Kwali

8. This heroine was the first African woman to hold a cabinet portfolio? Susanna Al-Hassan

9. This beautiful woman became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World in 1970? Jennifer Hosten

10. This trailblazing and industrious woman was the first black female millionaire? Madam C.J. Walker

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