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Diahann Carroll

Who was the first African American actress to star in her own prime-time TV show?

Ans: DIANHANN CARROLL

James Baldwin

Who wrote the semi- autobiographical novel Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953?

Ans: James Baldwin

Hattie_McDaniel

Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?

Ans: Hattie McDaniel

Spingarn award

What medal is awarded annually by the NAACP for outstanding achievement?

Count Basie

Who was known as the “One O’clock Jump” band leader?

Alvin_Ailey

Who founded The American Dance Theater in 1954?

W.E.B. Dubois

Who is this founder of the NAACP?

Black History


First Black

  • Woman on a postage stamp Harriet Tubman
  • U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove
  • To win Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks
  • To win Pulitzer Prize for Literature Alice Walker
  • Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature Toni Morrison
  • Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Ralph Bunche
  • Singer at the Metropolitan Opera Marian Anderson
  • Miss America Vanessa Williams
  • Grammy winner Harry Belafonte
  • Female Grammy winner Ella Fitzgerald
  • Academy Award winner (Supporting Actress) Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind)
  • Best Supporting Actor Oscar Lou Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman)
  • Best Actor Oscar Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field)
  • Best Actress Oscar Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
  • U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Andrew Young
  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
  • Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders
  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell
  • Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
  • Woman in the Senate Carol Mosley-Braun
  • To reach the North Pole Matthew Henson
  • In space Leon Bluford, Jr.
  • Female in space Mae Jemison
  • Starring role on television Diahann Carroll (for Julia)
  • Coach in any professional sport Bill Russell
  • Major League baseball coach Frank Robinson
  • All-American athlete Paul Robeson
  • Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson
  • Masters golf champion Tiger Woods
  • To win at Wimbledon Althea Gibson
  • Major League Baseball player (19th century) Moses Fleetwood Walker
  • Major League Baseball player (20th century) Jackie Robinson
  • American League baseball player (20th century) Larry Doby
  • In the NBA Nate “Sweetwater” Clifton
  • To hold a patent (corn harvester) Henry Blair
  • Mayor of Cleveland Carl Stokes
  • Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington
  • Mayor of New York City David Dinkins
  • Mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley
  • Mayor of Detroit (five times) Coleman Young
  • Female mayor of Washington, D.C Sharon Pratt Kelly
  • Mayor of Atlanta Maynard Jackson
  • To enroll at the University of Mississippi James Meredith
  • Flying squadron Tuskegee Airmen (WWII)

 


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