How Much Do You Know About African American History?
In what year was "The Godfather of Soul", James
Brown, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
1986 -Correct! James Brown was
named as one of the first inductees into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction dinner in
New York on January 23, 1986.
Which court case made possible "separate but equal"
Brown v. Board of Education
Roe v. Wade
Plessy v. Ferguson - Correct
Under the 'separate but equal doctrine', blacks were
entitled to receive the same public services and
accommodations such as schools, bathrooms, and
water fountains, but states were allowed to
maintain different facilities for the two groups. The
legitimacy of such laws under the 14th Amendment
was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1896
case of Plessy v. Ferguson.
Buchanan v. Warley
In what year did African-American men win the right
1870 -Correct! The Fifteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution
prohibits each government in the United States
from denying a citizen the right to vote based on
that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of
servitude" (i.e., slavery) and was ratified on February
For which novel did author Toni Morrison win a
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988?
The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon
Beloved - Correct Beloved won
the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. It was adapted
in 1998 into a film of the same name starring
Oprah Winfrey. In 2006 a New York Times survey of
writers and literary critics ranked it as the best work
of American fiction of the past 25 years.