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Diahann Carroll

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


James Baldwin

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

Ans: James Baldwin


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?


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)


Other Facts


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