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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

basketball crossword

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a shot where you jump close by the basket jump shot
another term of bouncing the ball dribbling
to throw the ball to a teammate pass
the team that won the nba finals last year golden state
a way to switch hands in the middle of dribbling crossover
one of the best basketball players of all time micheal jordan
when you take the ball from your oponent steal
finals mvp 2015-16 andre igoudala
has the most nba championship rings bill russell
played 20 whole years with the los angeles lakers kobe bryant
the tallest nba center of all time manute bol
the shortest nba player of all time mugsey boughes
heviest player in nba history (375 pounds) oliver miller
who was the youngest player to play in the nba (18 years and 6 days) Andrew Bynum
the most points in an nba career (38,387) kareem abdul-jabbar
the nba team with the most chapionships (14) boston celtics

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

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