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Rep. John Robert Lewis sanctioned this (2 words) GOODTROUBLE
Maya Angelou says "she" has an inner mystery (2 words) PHENOMENALWOMAN
Phrase referring to Elijah's automatic lubricator (3 words) THEREALMCCOY
George Washington Carver found 325 uses for these PEANUTS
James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Every ____ and Sing" VOICE
'49ers quarterback, civil rights activist and Nike wearer KAEPERNICK
Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall attacked segregation in this area EDUCATION
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from this group when it would not allow Marian Anderson to sing in their Constitution Hall (abbr) DAR
Rank attained by U.S. Army officer Benjamin Davis and his son U.S. Air Force officer Benjamin Davis, Jr GENERAL
Both Jo Ann Gibson Robinson and Rosa Parks were instrumental in this Atlanta event (2 words) BUS BOYCOTT
Human "computer" Katherine Johnson was a key contributor to this U.S. program SPACE
This king appeared to sing with his daughter posthumously in 1991 NAT COLE
Dr. Mae Jemison was a medical officer, researcher, teacher, business woman and _____ ASTRONAUT
A product of St. Louis' Central West End, Adrienne Danrich is internationally known in this field OPERA
This relative is thought to be excessively subservient and overly eager to win the approval of those outside of his own race (2 words) UNCLETOM
This 2700 acre property belonging to Michael Jackson included a mansion, guest houses, lake and 50 seat movie theater NEVERLAND
Term for using race as grounds for suspecting someone of committing a crime or offense (2 words) RACIALPROFILING
A beautiful trailblazer, Hollywood's MGM Studios offered her a 7-year movie contract, the first for any African American performer (2 words) LENAHORNE
A tireless advocate of equality and justice for all, Dorothy Height believed that life is meant to be in ____ to others SERVICE
A role model for women in science, Shirley Jackson was the first African American woman to receive a PhD from here (abbr) MIT
Many African Americans have had to overcome _____ just because of their race OBSTACLES
Ursula Burns was a math wiz who became the first African American female CEO at ____, seller of print and digital documents, products and services XEROX

Famous Firsts Black History Month Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Black History CrossWord

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Crossword
Description

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 Reconstruction Era Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Civil Rights Crossword

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Description

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

Civil Rights Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Presidents of the United States of America Crossword

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Description

Only former president to serve in Congress (after he was president) John Quincy Adams
First president born in the U.S.A. Martin Van Buren
Only bachelor president (not married) James Buchanan
President who wrote the Massachussetts Constitution in 1780 John Adams
Dred Scott Decision handed down during his administration James Buchanan
Camp David Accord Jimmy Carter
Cuban Missile Crisis John F Kennedy
Credit Mobilier Scandal US Grant
Authorized the first National Road in Cumberland, Maryland Thomas Jefferson
Assassinated at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY William McKinley
Lead the combined Allied forces invasion at Normandy, France Dwight Eisenhower
First president to run for office as a Democrat Andrew Jackson
Leader of the Democratic-Republican Party Thomas Jefferson
Convinced by Alexander Hamilton to run for President George Washington
War of 1812 James Madison
President during Reconstruction U.S. Grant
Civil War hero and grandson of former President Benjamin Harrison
Ran as a member of the Progressive Party Theodore Roosevelt
Stock market crash beginning the Great Depression Herbert Hoover
Refused to run for re-election because of the Viet Nam War Lyndon Johnson
Ronald Reagan's Vice President George H W Bush
Era of Good Feeling James Monroe
Author of the Monroe Doctrine John Quncy Adams

Andrew Jackson Crossword

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Description

Treaty where Spain gave in and added all of Florida to the US AdamsOnisTreaty
Stopped British bullets CottonBales
Battle that made him a national hero BattleOfNewOrleans
Jackson destroyed the ____ at the Battle of New Orleans FederalistParty
Jackson wanted to limit the power of this government FederalGovernment
He destroyed _____'s reelection bid in 1828 Adam
Jackson's nickname OldHickory
Jackson was born in the _____ region Waxhaws
He was the ____ president elected Seventh
Man who Jackson killed in a duel CharlesDickinson
He won the ____ vote three times for president Popular
Targeted Jackson as the first presidential assassination RichardLawrence
Was married to _______ before she was officially divorced from her first husband RachelRobards
Jackson was the only president to be a former ____ PrisonerOfWar
He was the son of Irish _________ Immigrants
He had a great hatred towards _____ after his brothers and mother died GreatBritain
He was the first man to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from _____ Tennessee
He served as a major ____ in the War of 1812 General
He commanded the U.S. forces in a five-month campaign against the ________ CreekIndians
He demanded an invasion over _____ in 1817 Florida

8th grade social studies Crossword

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Crossword
Description

He was the President at the end of the war and his plan would have made it easier for the south to rejoin the Union. Abraham Lincoln
New laws used by the south to control blacks. black codes
The bringing of formal charges against a public official. impeachment
Was arrested for sitting in a white's only railroad car Homer Plessy
This is a group pardon amnesty
One of 2 blacks who served in the U.S. senate between the years 1872-1901 Hiram Revels
This had to be paid before voting poll tax
Enslaved people who had been freed by the war Freedman
This is a laborer who works the land for the farmer who owns it, in exchange for a share of the value of the crop sharecropper
An exam given before voting to see if someone can read and write. Literacy Test
Assassinated President Lincoln John Wilkes Booth
southern whites who had oppossed sucession Scalawag
a provision that allowed a voter to avoid a literacy test if his father or grandfather had been eligible to vote on January 1, 1867 Grandfather Clause
Proposes a relatively lenient plan of reconstruction andrew johnson
Name given by southerners to nothern whites who went south to start businesses or pursue political office carpetbagger
enforced seperation of races segregation

SS8H11 Crossword

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Description

Also called the three governors controversy. Due to the death of the 1946 governor's race winner Eugene Talmage and recent changes to Georgia's constitution , Three men had a legitimate claim to the office; The matter was settled by the Supreme Court in a special election in 1948. 1946 Governors Race
Controversial flag that flew over Georgia from 1956-2001. The flag was controversial due to the flag's prominent Confederate Battle emblem. 1956 state flag
Congressman; mayor of Atlanta; United Nations Ambassador; first African-American congressman since Reconstruction Andrew Young
(1894-1984)- president of Morehouse College and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; believed in peaceful protest Benjamin Mays
(1954)- Supreme Court case that mandated the desegregation of public schools Brown v. Board of Education
legislation written by JFK, but signed into law by Lyndon Johnson; outlawed segregation Civil Rights Act
Governor of Georgia for one term; defeated Eugene Talmadge to become the youngest governor of Georgia; ended up losing to Eugene Talmadge in his quest for reelection due to his progressive moves such as eliminating the white primary and repealing the poll tax Ellis Arnall
(1913-2002)-segregationist Georgia governor and US senator; son of governor Eugene Talmadge Herman Talmadge
mayor of Atlanta; brought major league sports teams to Atlanta; helped desegregate Atlanta's city hall Ivan Allen, Jr.
Governor of Georgia; white-supremacist; chased African-Americans from his restaurant with a shot gun; ended up appointing more African-Americans to government positions than all other governors before him Lester Maddox
(1929-1968)- important civil rights leader; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; gave his "I have a dream" speech at the March on Washington Martin Luther King Jr.
First African-American mayor of a major southern city; expanded Atlanta's airport; worked to bring the Olympics to Atlanta; helped minorities gain equality in Atlanta Maynard Jackson

tic tac toe Crossword

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Description

granted african americans the right to vote 15th amendment
terrorist group made o confederate soldiers Ku Klux Klan
was enacted on july 2nd Civil Rights Act
was a democratic politician from georgia Herman Talmedge
provide us military aid to foreign nations during WW2 lend lease act
was an american politician , diplomat,activist, and pastor of georgia andrew young
another name for the first ten amendments the bill of rights
the first black student admitted to emory university Hamilton holmes
bug that destroyed cotton boll weevil
Majority of white men must swear loyalty to the Union, must ratify the 13th Amendment and former confederate officials may vote and hold office johnson plan
a landmark piece of civil rights legislation civil rights act of 1964
Abolished Slavery 13th amendment
says all people born in america have the rights to vote exc. 14th amendment
citizens cannot be denied the right to vote race or ethnicity 15th amendment
Segregation Forced separation of whites and African Americans in public places segregation
gave food clothing and shelter to former slaves freedmans bureua
a person who is against slavery abolititionist
system of farming in which a person rents land to farm from a planter tenant farming
A system used on southern farms after the Civil War in which farmers worked land owned by someone else in return for a small portion of the crops sharecropping
Laws denying most rights to newly freed slaves; passed by southern states following the Civil War black codes
laws created to separate blacks from whites jim crow laws
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal plessy vs. ferguson
first African american mayor of Atlanta Maynard jackson