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[Quiz] Test your knowledge of African American history

March 02, 2019 at 08:00 am | Africa Quiz

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

March 02, 2019 at 08:00 am | Africa Quiz

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more.

Today, we are all about African American history. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test your knowledge of this:

Poll 1. On February 12, 1865, days after Congress had passed the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, this man was invited to speak at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., making him the first African American to speak at that place. Who was he?

Poll 2. One of these people was not an underground railroad conductor?

Poll 3. In 1956, this musician and actor became the first African American to host a network television program ?

Poll 4. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. At what age did he achieve this incredible feat ?

Poll 5. After leaving the United States to escape racial discrimination, this African-American pilot flew for France during the First World War?

Poll 6. Hattie McDaniel became the first black person to win an Oscar in 1940 for her role in what movie?

Poll 7. Often called the “Virginia Calculator” and born in 1710, he is remembered for his ability to give accurate and speedy calculation, which for so many years stunned the colonisers ?

Poll 8. In 1851, this anti-slavery group made history after storming a U.S. court and forcibly freeing an African-American fugitive slave, Shadrach Minkins ?

Poll 9. The first African American to go to space was ?

Poll 10. Known as the “mother of modern medicine”, her cancer cells were used to develop polio vaccines without her knowledge and consent ?

Click here to see how you performed. Good Luck!

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