Black Firsts Quiz – Part 1


African-Americans also referred to as Black Americans is a racial ethnic group with ancestry from Africa and living in the United States.  African-Americans begin with the forced relocation of slaves for the benefit of Europeans in the Americas. Treated as second class people, Blacks have continued to thrive in a continuous hostile environment. Economically, socially and in civil rights, Blacks have contributed to the wealth of the United States.  The full participation in government, social and economic systems is a struggle that needs acknowledgement.

A diaspora or scattering of the African population to the United States created a separate ethnic group. American imperialism or the policy of extending the power and influence through military, religious and any other means of the colonies which created the United States has been a prime culprit in the plight of African-Americans.




The success of African-Americans in every facet of American life is celebrated every year during Black History Month (February) and with the listing of accomplishments as in this quiz of “firsts”.  The questions in our quizzes are from every field of life. Beginning in the early years of the 20th century, blacks formed organizations, like the Niagara Movement and the NAACP (National Association of the Advancement of Colored People) to coordinate efforts in the struggle.

Many people in the struggle for rights for black people worked for those rights beyond the United States.  Those movements were called, Pan Africanism, an efforts to redeem the African diaspora caused by European colonialism.

Black Firsts Quiz - Part 1

10 Questions Regarding the First Accomplishments of Black Americans

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From science, the arts, military, political and business, Black Americans have produced noteworthy achievements. Difference in the approach to “redeem” the diaspora have occasionally created deep divisions among leaders of the various movements. W.E.B DuBois, for example was an advocate of full participation in American society by blacks.  He personally and philosophically differed in the separatist approach of Marcus Garvey.  Booker T. Washington was an advocate of a slow skilled labor approach to economic self-sufficiency for blacks, a separatist movement.

The enemies of Blacks attaining full participation in the principles set out in the founding documents of the United States and the rights any human is entitled to, have been vast and too numerous to list. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, slave owners, state legislatures and law makers that legalized and supported barbaric treatment of Blacks, white businesses and racist mobs are just a small list of opponents to equality.

Celebrate our firsts with this quiz.







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