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How Much Do You Know About African American History?

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In what year was "The Godfather of Soul", James Brown, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
  • 1950
    3%
     
  • 1965
    12%
     
  • 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.
    43%
     
  • 2008
    40%
     
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Which court case made possible "separate but equal" segregation laws?
  • Brown v. Board of Education
    53%
     
  • Roe v. Wade
    8%
     
  • 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.
    32%
     
  • Buchanan v. Warley
    5%
     
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In what year did African-American men win the right to vote?
  • 1920
    42%
     
  • 1906
    15%
     
  • 1892
    13%
     
  • 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 3, 1870.
    27%
     
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For which novel did author Toni Morrison win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988?
  • The Bluest Eye
    10%
     
  • Song of Solomon
    20%
     
  • Tar Baby
    20%
     
  • 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.
    47%
     
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