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Test your knowledge: Black History Month Quiz

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  • February is Black History Month
  • What do you know about the significant people, places and events that helped shape America?
  • Take this quiz to test your knowledge of black history
Test your knowledge - February is Black History Month. What do you know about the significant people, places and events that helped shape America? Answer these questions and find out.
1. Who was the first black female representative in Congress?
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2. What Supreme Court ruling declared that school segregation is unconstitutional?
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3. Who became the first black student at the University of Mississippi after hundreds of federal law enforcement officers helped the young man register?
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4. In 1960, students in what Southern city launched a sit-in movement, sitting at counters in restaurants where black patrons were not served?
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5. What brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968?
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6. Which current U.S. congressman was once beaten by state troopers on the Edmund Pettus bridge during a march in Alabama in 1965?
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7. Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. What technology giant does she lead?
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8. Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American female to accomplish what feat?
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9. Which of the following organizations, founded in 1909, is the oldest: United Negro College Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or National Urban League?
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10. What is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
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