Black History Month Crossword
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The first African American female millionaire
11 time world champion at the Olympic Games
First African American MLB player
One of the first African American NFL players in the league
"King of Pop"
Civil rights leader known for not giving up her seat in Birmingham, Alabama
Famous rapper and clothing line franchisee
Former First Lady of the US; graduated from Harvard University
Two time democratic presidential candidate; founded PUSH
Successful t.v. Hostess, producer, and media proprietor
NBA player who is a 3 time NBA championship holder
Former POTUS from 2008-2016
Appointed national spokes person for the Nation of Islam
One of the most famous and influential African American poets and writers
President of freedoms bank
Founded the NAACP; African American sociologists who attended Harvard
Famous boxer who won the WBA, WBC, and lineal heavyweight title
Most remembered player from the Chicago bulls
First African American to receive his PhD
Successful singer and songwriter; was a part of new edition

Famous African American Word Search

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

Famous African Americans Crossword

Famous African Americans Crossword
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First African American President of the United States.
Famous African American poet, she was also an author and civil rights activist
Known for his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
Known for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Amazing blues singer nicknamed "The Empress of Blues."
Very talented jazz trumpeter.
African American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual.
He wanted equal rights for all African Americans.
He wanted vocational and educational rights for African Americans, he also founded Tuskegee University.
He was composer, a pianist, and band leader of a jazz orchestra.

Famous Women and African Americans Crossword

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.
She was the first woman to command a shuttle mission and was one of the first women to become astronauts.
This famous woman was a Mexican painter and has her own museum. She was badly injured in an accident at the age of 15.
Named the Fabulous Moolah, this famous woman was a professional fighter and wrestler.
This famous woman was a French designer, known for creating a popular brand today. She designed clothes, jewelry and even perfumes.
This comedienne did stand-up comedy, and has her own show called Mike and Molly.
She was the first congresswoman ever.
This famous woman has studied primates almost all her life in Africa. This ethologist found out that chimpanzees can make tools.
This famous woman hosted Mexico's Next Top Model, and was on the cover of several Mexican magazines.
She was a famous English writer, and wrote the book "Pride and Prejudice."
This famous African American was an inventor, and created the automatic refrigeration system for long haul trucks.
This famous African American actor was mostly know for his narration voice. He also had many wide-ranging roles in Hollywood.
Famous for is successful career in Track and Field, this African American ran 100 meters in 9.85 seconds, setting a former world record.
This African American was a very famous professional boxer. BBC titled him the "Sports Personality of the Century."
Known for writing the novel “The Blacker the Berry" in 1929, this well-known African American wrote many satires about black life.
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.
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.
This infamous African American was the 44th president of the United States, and was the first African American who was ever elected as president.
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.
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.

Black History CrossWord

Black History CrossWord
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Rhythm-and-blues singer, and an actress became an overnight R&B sensation.
The first African-American player in the modern major leagues.
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.
He was the first black to sit on the high court (Supreme Court).
Became a teacher at age 16. taught her students woodworking, sewing, cooking, and gardening, as well as academics.
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.
Religious leader; director of NAACP.
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.
44th president of the U.S. The first black U.S. president.
The rapper who made the hit album Get Rich or Die Tryin; he survived being shot 9 times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intelligent fugitive slave who was also an abolitionist.
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.
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.
Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, actress and producer. She was the first African-American women to reach billionaire status.
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.
Actor with leading roles in the blockbusters Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Wild Wild West, etc.

Abolitionist Crossword

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

basketball crossword

basketball crossword
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a shot where you jump close by the basket
another term of bouncing the ball
to throw the ball to a teammate
the team that won the nba finals last year
a way to switch hands in the middle of dribbling
one of the best basketball players of all time
when you take the ball from your oponent
finals mvp 2015-16
has the most nba championship rings
played 20 whole years with the los angeles lakers
the tallest nba center of all time
the shortest nba player of all time
heviest player in nba history (375 pounds)
who was the youngest player to play in the nba (18 years and 6 days)
the most points in an nba career (38,387)
the nba team with the most chapionships (14)

Civil Rights Crossword

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

The Harlem Renaissance Crossword

The Harlem Renaissance Crossword
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Who was famous painter during the Harlem Renaissance?
What was the type of music that was born during this era>
Who was an AMerican poet, novelist, playwrite, short story writer, and columnist during this era?
A term coined in 1925 by sociologist and critic Alain Leroy Locke.
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?
Female jazz singer in this era.
The name of the theater in New York City where many great African-American musicians got their start during the Renaissance.
In 1921, African-American theater producers launched the first African-American show on Broadway was called.
Famous singer and musician in this time era.
Who wrote, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Cot That Swing"?
Name of the city that launched the Harlem Renaissance
The success of the artists relied on black patrons and one white American.

Famous Firsts Black History Month Crossword

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?
Who was the first African-American to be a justice of the Supreme Court?
Who was the first African-American performer to host a variety TV series?
Who was the first published African-American female poet?
Who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era?
Who was the first African-American In space?
Who was the first African-American female to be a millionaire and specialized in hair products for black women?
Who was the first African-American Senator in the U.S. Congress?
Who was an African-American leader during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and founded Tuskegee University?
Who was a civil rights activist who became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi?

Black History Month Crossword Puzzle! created by Mark Saba

Black History Month Crossword Puzzle!  created by  Mark Saba
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Gave the 'I have a dream' speech
Famous for not moving to the back of the bus
First African-American student to attend an all-white public elementary school in the South
First African-American president
Hall of fame African-American basketball player
Self taught, was an almanac author, surveyor, farmer, astronomer and mathematician
Abolitionist, worked on the Underground Railroad
Persuaded Abraham Lincoln to pass the Emancipation Proclamation, credited as the founder of the American civil rights movement
Speaker and preacher, gave the 'Ain't I A Woman' speech
Supported the establishment of a national holiday for her husband
First African-American Supreme court justice
America's leading black educator at the start of the 20th century
Botanist and inventor, known to be a peanut genius
First Lady from 2009-2017
Spent 27 years in prison in South Africa, but went on to become the country's first black president
Famous poet, wrote the "And Still I Rise" repetition poem
Talk-show host of her own TV show
Famous baseball player, was the first African-American player to be in Major League
Olympic sprinter, battled many diseases including polio at a young age
First African-American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university