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International Black History, 20th Century
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What Jamaican black activist and world traveler in the 1920s and 1930s widely promoted black nationalism, arguing for the idea of racial purity but also admiring white movements, such as that of the "Free Ireland Movement" in Northern Ireland?
Carter Godwin Woodson
Who was the first black ELECTED governor in the United States?
Ralph J. Bunche
Carol Moseley Braun
L. Douglas Wilder
Which U.S. president desegregated the U.S. armed forces after WWII?
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Lyndon B. Johnson
In what year was prominent preacher and non-violent activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?
Who was the first black Major League baseball player in the 20th century, a man who held his head high through some incredible slurs and difficulties, but was usually supported by his own team (the Brooklyn Dodgers)?
Which man, who shares his name with a famous blues artist of the early twentieth century, became the first African-American billionaire in 2001 (owner of BET--Black Entertainment Television)?
In what decade did the United Nations pass Resolution 1761, condemning the South African practice of apartheid - a form of enforced racial segregation and "separate development" that existed, by law, in S. Africa until the 1990s?
Which of the following activist Irish women played a role in the Civil Rights movement in the United States, promoting African-American rights and connecting the oppression of U.S. blacks to N. Irish citizens, until she was barred from the country in 2003 as a security threat?
What famous and prolific black historian with a Harvard degree wrote "The Souls of Black Folk" in the early twentieth century?
Martin Luther King, Sr.
Which African country was founded in 1822 by the "American Colonization Society" in an attempt to realize the dream of many (largely white) Americans to "return" blacks to Africa, and thus end racial problems in the United States, under a scheme called "colonization"?
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