Malcolm X remains an iconic figure in the Black community. His original positions on race, government and economics in the United States still resonate. Take the Quiz below to recount important facts in the life of an American legend.
On May 13, 1862, the crew of the Planter went ashore for the evening, leaving Smalls to guard the ship and its contents. Smalls loaded the ship with his wife, children and 12 other slaves from the city and sailed it to the area of the harbor where Union ships had formed their blockade.
Bessie Coleman is the first African-American to hold an international pilot license. Traveling to Europe, Coleman took part in airshows. Continuing to perform in shows upon her return to the United States, Coleman was very popular, she was known as “Queen Bess”.