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The first African American female millionaire Sarah Rector
11 time world champion at the Olympic Games Usain Bolt
First African American MLB player Jackie Robinson
One of the first African American NFL players in the league Jim Brown
"King of Pop" Michael Jackson
Civil rights leader known for not giving up her seat in Birmingham, Alabama Rosa Parks
Famous rapper and clothing line franchisee Kanye West
Former First Lady of the US; graduated from Harvard University Michelle Obama
Two time democratic presidential candidate; founded PUSH Jesse Jackson
Successful t.v. Hostess, producer, and media proprietor Oprah Winfrey
NBA player who is a 3 time NBA championship holder Lebron James
Former POTUS from 2008-2016 Batak Obama
Appointed national spokes person for the Nation of Islam Malcom X
One of the most famous and influential African American poets and writers Maya Angelou
President of freedoms bank Frederick Douglass
Founded the NAACP; African American sociologists who attended Harvard WEB DuBois
Famous boxer who won the WBA, WBC, and lineal heavyweight title Muhammad Ali
Most remembered player from the Chicago bulls Scottie Pippen
First African American to receive his PhD Edward A. Bouchet
Successful singer and songwriter; was a part of new edition Bobby Brown

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Famous African American Word Search

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Al Sharpton
Barack Obama
Barry Bonds
Beyonce
Dorothy Height
Fredrick Douglas
George Washington Carver
Harriet Tubman
jesse jackson
Jesse Jackson
John Lewis
Josephine Baker
Langston Hughes
Madame CJ Walker
Mae Jemison
Marian Anderson
Maya angelou
Michelle obama
Nikki Giovanni
Oprah Winfrey
Rosa Parks
Ruby Bridges
Serena Williams
Shirley Chisolm
Sojourner Truth
Thurgood Marshall
WEB Dubois
Wilma Rudolph

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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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Black History CrossWord

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Rhythm-and-blues singer, and an actress became an overnight R&B sensation. Haughton
The first African-American player in the modern major leagues. Robinson
He excelled at track and field events. At the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, he astounded the world and upset Hitler's "Aryan" theories by equaling the world mark in the 100-meter race, breaking world records in the 200-meter race and in the broad jump, and winning the 400-meter relay race. Owens
He was the first black to sit on the high court (Supreme Court). Marshall
Became a teacher at age 16. taught her students woodworking, sewing, cooking, and gardening, as well as academics. Randolph
Became the first African American and one of the first women to publish a book of poetry in the colonies, doing so in 1773. mastered Latin and Greek, going on to write highly acclaimed poetry. Wheatley
Religious leader; director of NAACP. Muhammad
His work in chemistry revolutionized the meatpacking industry. His research led to improved curing salts, which led to improved meat preservation. He also discovered a method for sterilizing spices, which had applications in other fields. His methods are today used to sterilize medicine, medical supplies, and cosmetics. In addition, he patented a method that dramatically cut the amount of time necessary to cure meats. Instead of a six to fifteen-day period, meats could be cured in hours. Hall
44th president of the U.S. The first black U.S. president. Obama
The rapper who made the hit album Get Rich or Die Tryin; he survived being shot 9 times. 50Cent
He played professionally with the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Seattle Seahawks. He became the NFL's oldest wide receiver and one of its greatest players. At his retirement, he held numerous career records. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Rice
First major black promoter who has controlled heavyweight title off and on since 1978; Don King is an eccentric boxing promoter known for his wild hair and the titanic bouts he arranges. King
Professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years. Woods
American folk painter known for his depictions of African American life and of the horrors of war.His first large canvas was an eloquent protest against war, End of the War. Pippin
Intelligent fugitive slave who was also an abolitionist. Douglass
1960 Olympic gold medalist boxer who became the world heavyweight champion. His flamboyant boxing style and outspoken stances on social issues made him a controversial figure during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ali
Actor and comedian who was the voiceover for the donkey in the animated Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third. His role of James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls received rave reviews and several award nominations. He also had roles in movies such as 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop. Murphy
Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, actress and producer. She was the first African-American women to reach billionaire status. Winfrey
Comedian and actor who was the voiceover for Marty the zebra in Madagascar and Madagascar 2. His 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, won him a wide audience and two Emmy awards. He also hosted the 77th Academy Awards Show. Rock
Actor with leading roles in the blockbusters Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Wild Wild West, etc. Smith

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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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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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From Reconstruction to Obama Crossword

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Name of historical period from 1865 to 1877 Reconstruction
President who signed Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln
What did Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves
President before Barack Obama George Bush
First African American to run for Democratic nomination for president Shirley Chisolm
First African American elected to United State Senate Hiram Revels
He ran to be the Democratice presidential candidate in 2004 Al Sharpton
He organized the 1963 March on Washington APhilip Randolph
Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools was Brown vs________ Board of Education
The organization that upheld the rights of freed slaves during Reconstruction Freedman's Bureau
Political Party that created Emancipation Proclamation Republican
1964 Republican candidate who voted against the Civil Rights Act Barry Goldwater
State in which the Little Rock 9 integrated Central HIgh School Arkansas
This 1865 amendment abolished slavery Thirteenth
This Supreme Court ruling declared that African American could not be citizens Dred Scot Decision
These Southern laws created "separate but equal" status for African Americans Jim Crow Laws
To deny people the right to vote is __________________ Disenfranchisement
The Civil Rights Movement use this tactic to achieve their goals Nonviolent resistance
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded this group Black Panther Party
In 1964,Malcolm X spoke at a rally and called for freedom, justice, and equality "by any means ____________" Necessary
14 year old boy killed in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman Emmett Till
Only State where people voted to create Martin Luther King Day Arizona
First African American elected to United State Senate after Reconstruction Edward Brooke
Name of white suprememist groups organized during Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan
The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed ____________based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin Discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited discrimination in ___________. Voting
African American lady whose refusal to giver up her seat on the bus and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
African Amrican who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson
Presidential Candidate who started African American switch from Republican to Democratic Franklin Roosevelt
African American military pilots and bombers who fought in World War II Tuskegee Airmen
African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon Katherine Johnson
San Francisco 49ers player who has refused to stand for the national athem Colin Kaepernick
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created this group after the murder of Trayvon Martin Black Lives Matter
Americans who believe that President Obama is not a U. S. citizen Birthers
The term used to say that the election of Barack Obama ended racism Post Racial
Term used to explain privileges that automatically benefit white people White privilege
$7.25 per hour Federal minimum wage
$10.00 per hour Arizona minimum wage
Major causes of African American economic inequality Unemployment
Per cent of African American unemployed under President Bush Nine
Per Cent of African Americans unemployed in 2015 Fourteen
An executive (by president or governor) order that cancels a conviction of a crime Commutation
An executive order (by president or governor) that shortens a sentence Pardon
President who has issued the most pardons and commutations Obama
The types of offenses committed by most of the people pardoned by President Obama nonviolent drug offenses

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Famous Women and African Americans Crossword

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This famous woman played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, and has won a Grammy and Academy Award. Garland
She was the first woman to command a shuttle mission and was one of the first women to become astronauts. Collins
This famous woman was a Mexican painter and has her own museum. She was badly injured in an accident at the age of 15. Kahlo
Named the Fabulous Moolah, this famous woman was a professional fighter and wrestler. Ellison
This famous woman was a French designer, known for creating a popular brand today. She designed clothes, jewelry and even perfumes. Chanel
This comedienne did stand-up comedy, and has her own show called Mike and Molly. McCarthy
She was the first congresswoman ever. Rankin
This famous woman has studied primates almost all her life in Africa. This ethologist found out that chimpanzees can make tools. Goodall
This famous woman hosted Mexico's Next Top Model, and was on the cover of several Mexican magazines. Benitez
She was a famous English writer, and wrote the book "Pride and Prejudice." Austen
This famous African American was an inventor, and created the automatic refrigeration system for long haul trucks. Jones
This famous African American actor was mostly know for his narration voice. He also had many wide-ranging roles in Hollywood. Freeman
Famous for is successful career in Track and Field, this African American ran 100 meters in 9.85 seconds, setting a former world record. Burrell
This African American was a very famous professional boxer. BBC titled him the "Sports Personality of the Century." Ali
Known for writing the novel “The Blacker the Berry" in 1929, this well-known African American wrote many satires about black life. Thurman
This famous African American was a slave around the 1700's, until he escaped and became a seaman. Later, he was recruited to fight in the Boston Massacre, and was the first man to die in the battle. Attucks
Known for his amazing skills on the trumpet, this infamous African American was a jazz artist from New Orleans was one of the most influential musicians of his time. Armstrong
This infamous African American was the 44th president of the United States, and was the first African American who was ever elected as president. Obama
Known for being a professional basketball player from Cleveland, this African American played for the Miami Heat and was awarded the 2003 Rookie of the Year award. James
This famous African American was known for being the first black professional baseball player who played on the Dodgers team. His team number is 42. Robinson

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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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Black History Month Crossword Puzzle! created by Mark Saba

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Gave the 'I have a dream' speech Martin Luther King Jr
Famous for not moving to the back of the bus Rosa Parks
First African-American student to attend an all-white public elementary school in the South Ruby Bridges
First African-American president Barack Obama
Hall of fame African-American basketball player Micheal Jordan
Self taught, was an almanac author, surveyor, farmer, astronomer and mathematician Benjamin B
Abolitionist, worked on the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman
Persuaded Abraham Lincoln to pass the Emancipation Proclamation, credited as the founder of the American civil rights movement Fredrick Douglass
Speaker and preacher, gave the 'Ain't I A Woman' speech Sojourner Truth
Supported the establishment of a national holiday for her husband Coretta Scott King
First African-American Supreme court justice Thurgood M
America's leading black educator at the start of the 20th century Booker T Washington
Botanist and inventor, known to be a peanut genius George W Carver
First Lady from 2009-2017 Michelle Obama
Spent 27 years in prison in South Africa, but went on to become the country's first black president Nelson Mandela
Famous poet, wrote the "And Still I Rise" repetition poem Maya Angelou
Talk-show host of her own TV show Oprah Winfrey
Famous baseball player, was the first African-American player to be in Major League Jackie Robinson
Olympic sprinter, battled many diseases including polio at a young age Wilma Rudolph
First African-American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university Edward A Bouchet

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U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus Rosa Parks
first black justice on the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall
student non-violent coordinating committee SNCC
formed to use activism and non-violent protest to bring an end to segregation SCLC
law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African American suffrage (1965) Voting Rights Act
made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal (1964) Civil Rights Act
rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern U.S. to test the ruling of unsegregated public places Freedom Riders
overturned Plessy v. Ferguson Brown v Board
boycott of city buses led by Dr. MLK Montgomery Bus Boycott
segregation imposed by law de jure
segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice de facto
state level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy tests and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
led black community to peaceful nonviolence protests against the injustices they faced MLK
association founded in 1909 to work for racial equality NAACP
activist in civil rights; leader of SNCC Stokely Carmichael
1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights March on Washington
organization of militant African Americans founded in 1966 Black Panthers
social movement in the U.S. in which people organized to demand equal rights for African Americans and other minorities Civil Rights Movement
required citizens of a state to pay a special tax in order to vote poll taxes
first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus called the National Guard to keep black students from enrolling in Little Rock's Central High School; President Eisenhower sent the Army to force integration for the students Little Rock Nine
organized the United Farm Workers Cesar Chavez

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