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_________________was the first African American player allowed to play in the major leagues of baseball.
Who was Jackie Robinson?
Jackie Robinson became the first black player to play in the major leagues of baseball when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The first African American player in the National Hockey League was Willie O'Ree. What NHL team did he play his first game for?
What is the Boston Bruins?
Willie O'Ree played his first game in the NHL on January 18, 1958 for the Boston Bruins.
The track and field star who was the first athlete to win four gold medals in an Olympic Games.
Who is Jesse Owens?
Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany. Jesse's medal haul was a slap-in-the-face to German dictator, Adolph Hitler.
This fullback for the Cleveland Browns averaged an NFL record 5.22 yards per carry during his football career. He would later become a prominent civil rights activist. Who is he?
Who is Jim Brown?
Jim Brown played nine seasons for the Cleveland Browns while piling up 12,312 yards rushing and scoring 106 touchdowns.
Long before Venus and Serena Williams were winning on tennis courts around the world, this person became the first black woman to play at the US Nationals in 1950.
Who is Althea Gibson?
She was the first black woman to compete at the US Nationals. In 1957, she won the US Nationals as well as Wimbledon.
Where did Martin Luther King Jr. hold his “I Have A Dream” speech?
Where is Washington DC – The Lincoln Memorial?
The state where Rosa Parks got arrested.
What is Alabama?
The city and state where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot.
Where is Memphis, Tennessee.
The city and state where the infamous Watts Riots took place.
Where is Los Angeles, CA?
The riot began with tensions between the police and the neighborhood and lasted for 6 days. 34 people died. Because of this riot, Los Angeles and other large cities began taking measures to better meet the needs of their residents.
The Indiana county where The Roberts Settlement, an early African American community in Indiana, was made of free peoples and former slaves and consisted of over 800 homes, shops, schools, and a church.
What is Hamilton County, IN?
The church and cemetery still stand and are about 15 minutes away from FJH. Every Fourth of July there is a reunion of Roberts Settlement descendants.
He invented the gas mask and the first traffic signal.
Who is Garrett Morgan?
Many of Mr. Morgan’s friends were fire fighters and Mr. Morgan wanted to keep them safe.
This person set up a Leadership Academy for girls in Africa.
Who is Oprah Winfrey?
He spoke last at the March on Washington movement because nobody else wanted to.
Who is Martin Luther King Jr.?
He was an escaped slave
that legally fought against slavery.
Who is Frederick Douglas?
This man was the first African American to contend for a world title in any sport.
Who is William (Bill) Richmond?
He was a prizefighter that went to England during the revolutionary war.
An abolitionist who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin and whom when Abraham Lincoln met her he said, “So you’re the little woman who started this big war.”
Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe?
The amendment to The Constitution that ended slavery in the Unites States – at least in name.
What is the 13th Amendment?
He published the Liberator,
a weekly paper that advocated the complete abolition of slavery.
He became one of the most famous figures in the abolitionist movement.
Who is William Lloyd Garrison?
In 1820, this banned slavery North of the southern boundary of Missouri.
What is The Missouri Compromise?
The Missouri Compromise added Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state to keep the balance between the free states and slave states.
This woman went in to plantations in disguises to bring hundreds of slaves to freedom.
Who is Harriet Tubman?
She worked on the Underground Railroad, a secret organization of safe houses to bring slaves to freedom, for eight years, with nicknames of Minty, Moses, and General Tubman
She led The Supremes in 1971.
Who is Dianna Ross?
Diana Ross was also an actress who won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award
He was famous for playing the electric guitar in a new style in the 1960s.
Who is Jimi Hendrix?
He got his first guitar when he was fifteen.
This man became famous for his music at the age of eleven, and he is blind.
Who is Stevie Wonder?
A child prodigy, he published his first album when he was twelve. He has over 30 top ten hits and received 22 Grammy Awards.
He founded the dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969.
Who is Arthur Mitchell?
Arthur Mitchell was an African-American ballet dancer who joined the New York City Ballet
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee and became a fighter pilot
and is now one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.
Who is Morgan Freeman?