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Fats Domino smash hit: "___ That a Shame" AINT
What is the last name of the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" ANGELOU
First name of the famous musician known as the Queen of Soul Aretha
Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. was the first African American to become what? Astronaut
22-Time grammy winner, who recently won "Best Music Video" for her Formation video . BEYONCE
"I have a ___ that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood." - Martin Luther King Jr. DREAM
Black History Month is celebrated in February to mark the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and ___ Douglass who was an activist who campaigned to end slavery. FREDRICK
The first African American woman to go into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. JEMISON
The US president who signed the emancipation act LINCOLN
First name of a famous musician, known as the King of Pop MICHAEL
First African American U.S. President OBAMA
Talk show queen and the first African American female billionaire OPRAH
What was the scientist George Washington Carver known for working with? PEANUTS
The name of the first black professional basketball team? RENAISSANCE
Last name of the First African American Major League Baseball Player ROBINSON
Refused to give her seat up on the bus, an action which sparked the Montgomrey Bus Boycott ROSAPARKS

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Famous African Americans Crossword

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First African American President of the United States. Barack Obama
Famous African American poet, she was also an author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou
Known for his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Martin Luther King Jr
Known for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks
Amazing blues singer nicknamed "The Empress of Blues." Bessie Smith
Very talented jazz trumpeter. Louis Armstrong
African American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual. Dr Henry Gates Jr
He wanted equal rights for all African Americans. W E B DuBois
He wanted vocational and educational rights for African Americans, he also founded Tuskegee University. Booker T Washington
He was composer, a pianist, and band leader of a jazz orchestra. Duke Ellington

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Civil Rights Crossword

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Laws that segregated African Americans Segregation but Equal
Segregation by custom and tradition De facto segregation
something that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular prupose Facility
Major black civil rights activist who was assassinated Martin Luther King Jr
Helped African Americans ride public transportation Montgomery Bus Boycott
An agricultural estate worked by laborers Plantations
Agreeing with standards of proper behavior, good state, or morality Decent
Making s statement based on a personal knowledge or belief Testifying
A person who asks for votes, contributions, or supports to determine public opinion Canvassers
To sit next to or in contract with Adjoining
Unable to cure Incurable
African Americans had to ___________ to vote Register
The president at the time. Then was assassinated for his beliefs JFK
where MLK gave his "I Had a Dream" speech The March on Washington
An attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators taking turns speaking so that a vote cannot take place Filibuster
A motion that ends debate and calls for an immediate vote Cloture
President after JFK died and major civil rights activist Lyndon B. Johnson
Prejiduce or discrimination against a person because of their beliefs Racism
The mobilization of the political and economic power of African Americans Black Power
Inspirational/key role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks

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Civil Rights Crossword

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Breaking down of racial separation Desegregation
Congress of Racial Equality CORE
A black woman who refused to move to the back of the bus Rosa Parks
President Eisenhower sends troops to this high school Little Rock
Rosa didn't move to the back of the bus in Montgomery Alabama
Four black college students began _____ at lunch Sit ins
"I have a dream..." Martin Luther King Jr
The speech delivered to hundreds at the March on Washington
Black men and women walked fifty-four miles which created the Bloody Sunday
African American Civil Rights SCLC
Who was the first African American to graduate from Little Rock High School? Ernst Green
In the University of Mississippi _____, the first black man to attend James Meredith
Emmett Till was from Chicago
Who was killed after trying to protect his mother and grandfather? Jimmie Lee Jackson
Who was chosen to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott MLKJR
/Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman's deaths brought National Attention
Former NAACP worker Thurgood Marshall
Crime committed because of a persons race, religion, or sex Hate Crime
Little Rock nine got put into school because of this movement NAACP
Activists who rode on a bus that were segregated Freedom Riders
A committee that included many different Civil rights movements founded by the SCLC SNCC
Girl who was expelled before her first class at U of A Autherine Lucy
Killing someone without giving them a legal trial Lynching
Providing equal pay to everyone no matter their race or gender Pay Equity
Separating certain races from every other race Segregation
A racist group KKK
Thinking or believing that one race is better than the rest Racism
Law separating blacks from whites Jim Crow
The act or practice rather than the category of an individual Discrimination
Supreme Court saying that schools cannot segregate Brown v Board

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Reconstruction Crossword

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Became president after Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson
the period of rebuilding after the civil war reconstruction
wanted to give African Americans full citizenship Radical Republicans
Radical Republican who defended slaves Thaddeus Stevens
Bill passed in 1864 and vetoed by President Lincoln WadeDavis bill
federal agency to help former slaves Freedmen's Bureau
discriminatory laws passed through the south post civil war Black Codes
all citizenship given to all born or naturalized in the US Fourteenth Amendment
formerly charge an officer with misconduct impeach
amendment in 1870 that prohibits people of race to be denied to vote fifteenth amendment
northerner who moved to south after civil war carpetbaggers
first African American senator Hiram Revels
system where landowners give farmworkers land and seed in return for some of the crop sharecropping
farmers who supply their own tools and rent farmland for cash tenant farmers
confederate veterans prohibiting Africans from their rights Ku Klux Klan

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Abolitionist Crossword

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a complete end to slavery abolition
network or people who arranged transportation and hiding places for fugitives, or escaped slaves Underground Railroad
most famous leader of the Underground Railroad Tubman
antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
first name of the president inaugurated in 1861 Abraham
a former female slave who became a leading abolitionist Truth
published an abolitionist newspaper, the Liberator Garrison
public-speaking skills impressed members of the Anti-Slavery Society Douglass
someone who is against slavery abolitionist
an enslaved African-American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom Dred Scott
first name of a prominent American abolitionist and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women Lucy
a person running away fugitive
recognized as a sovereign state Liberia
an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States John Brown
Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in this town Harpers Ferry
last name of the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Stowe
what plantation owners consider their slaves property
what slaves worked on plantations
part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern- slave holding states and Northern states Fugitive Slave Act
allowed people in Kansas and what to decided whether they wanted slavery or not Missouri

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The Reconstruction Era Crossword

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A term that describes a former slave who was released from slavery. Freedmen
Amendment that abolished slavery. Thirteenth
Amendment that assured the rights of anyone, including African Americans, who were born in America. Fourteenth
This system of agriculture eventually led to legal slavery. his is when a tenant could use land in exchange for a portion of the crop harvested. Sharecropping
This Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote. Fifteenth
Northern whites who moved to the South and served as republican leaders during reconstruction for profit. Usually carried there belongings in a carpet bag. Carpetbaggers
Southern whites who supported republican policy throughout reconstruction. Scalawags
To kill by hanging without due process of the law. Lynch
To attempt to take a president out of office for high crimes. would be to ______ him/her. Impeach
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites. Jim Crow Laws
Vice President to Lincoln; President after Lincoln's assassination. Johnson
Presidential power to keep congress from passing a law. President Johnson did this the most, using this power twenty-nine times. Veto
A clan started by ex confederate soldiers that used violence to try to restore democratic control to the South, and to keep white supremacy. Ku Klux Klan
Financial panic during Grant’s presidency which caused a market crash and many banks to close down. Panic of 1873
President after Johnson; Union general; Often refered to as a "Great General, Lousy President". Grant
A set of laws limiting the rights of freedmen in the South. Black Codes
A social system used to keep blacks separate from whites. Segregation
The period after the Civil War in which the South was rebuilt and reorganized before being readmitted to the Union. Reconstruction
Act/Law passed in 1866 intended to protect the right of African American. This act was vetoed by Johnson, but still passed by Congress. Civil Rights Act
An agency set of to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It provided food, clothing and work for them. FreedmensBureau

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Famous Firsts Black History Month Crossword

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Who was the first African-American to receive a Nobel Piece Prize for his mediation in Israel? RalphJBunche
Who was the first African-American to be a justice of the Supreme Court? ThurgoodMarshall
Who was the first African-American performer to host a variety TV series? NatKingCole
Who was the first published African-American female poet? PhillisWheatley
Who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era? JackieRobinson
Who was the first African-American In space? GuionBluford
Who was the first African-American female to be a millionaire and specialized in hair products for black women? MadameCJWalker
Who was the first African-American Senator in the U.S. Congress? HiramRevels
Who was an African-American leader during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and founded Tuskegee University? BookerTWashington
Who was a civil rights activist who became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi? JamesMeredith

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Crossword

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American law to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico wilmont proviso
Nicknamed after the California gold rush forty niners
Taking states out the union secession
An underground tunnel for slaves underground railroad
Most famous for helping slaves escape through the underground railroad harriet tubman
Named after the South confederacy
American politician and senator from Mississippi Jefferson davis
American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery John brown
A popular vote on the constitution referendum
Stephen Douglas tried to avoid a dilemma formulating an answer became known as freeport doctrine
One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians john bell
The president of the United States wanting to end slavery abraham lincoln
a rebellion against slaveholders insurrection
American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Robert E. lee
One of the most famous battles of the civil war held in Pennsylvania Gettysburg
Named after the northern anti slavery states union
Known battle fought at a sea port in Charleston, South Carolina fort sumter
Nickname for confederate state soldiers rebels
Nicknamed after the union state soldiers yankees
Color of the northern troops blue
Color uniforms for the south troops grey
Words used to try and get ride of slavery abolish
States that were against slavery North
States that were for slavery south
Martial law in Missouri was supposed to suppress Union enemies. martial law
an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom dredd scott
A political party next to the democratics that can be also called "conscious"... wigs
Letting people decide what they want popular soverientry
a short-lived political party in the United States free soil party
A big state held by Mexico at first then for a while was its own little country texas

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The Harlem Renaissance Crossword

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Who was famous painter during the Harlem Renaissance? Archibald Motely
What was the type of music that was born during this era> Blues and Jazz
Who was an AMerican poet, novelist, playwrite, short story writer, and columnist during this era? Langston Hughes
A term coined in 1925 by sociologist and critic Alain Leroy Locke. The New Negro
THe movement of 1.3 million African-Americans out of the Southern United States to the North, Midwest, and West from 1915 to 1930 was known as what? Great Migration
Female jazz singer in this era. Billie Holiday
The name of the theater in New York City where many great African-American musicians got their start during the Renaissance. Apollo
In 1921, African-American theater producers launched the first African-American show on Broadway was called. Shuffle Along
Famous singer and musician in this time era. Louis Armstrong
Who wrote, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Cot That Swing"? Duke Ellington
Name of the city that launched the Harlem Renaissance New York
The success of the artists relied on black patrons and one white American. Charlotte Osgood Mason

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Causes of the Civil War Crossword

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The division of North and South. Sectionalism
"The Great Compromiser." Henry Clay
Escaped Slave that was caught in Boston, But was then bought freedom by the people of Boston. Anthony Burns
Any land aquired from Mexico would be by law, a free state. Wilmont Proviso
Attack led by John Brown. Pottawatomie Massacre
a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Toms Cabin
He wrote the Liberator and was a leading Abolitionist. William Lyod Garrison
A series of violent attacks caused by slavery and Political standings. Bleeding Kansas
The withdrawl of one or more States from America. secession
First state that seceded after Lincolns election. South Carolina
The Little Giant. Stephen Douglas
Enslaved African American who attempted to sue his master. Dred Scott
Judege for the Dred Scott case of 1857. Roger B Taney
16th President. Abraham Lincoln
president elected after the election of 1860. John C Brekinridege
Man who attacked Charles Sumner at his crimes against Kansas speech. Preston Brooks
A slave revolt that killed about 60 people led by. Nat Turner
powerful Abolitionist, he was an adviser to president Lincoln and lent strong support to the women's right movement. Fredrick Douglass
the only candidate ever nominated for the Know Nothings in a presidential election. James Buchanan
Act that allowed Kansas to decide for itself if it wanted to be a free or slave state. KansasNebraska act

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