Type
Crossword
Description

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 People Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The greatest baseball player of the 1920's. He set a record for hitting 60 home runs in one season. Babe Ruth
Best known for his theory of relativity and his theory of energy equivalence. Albert Einstein
Composer, pianist and band leader. Most influential figures in jazz. Duke Ellington
an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927 Charles Lindbergh
First designer to make pants for women. popularized boyish style for women. Coco Chanel
Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s Bessie Smith
28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership Woodrow Wilson
United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of murder Nicola Sacco
African American leader during the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association Marcus Garvey
Senator from Ohio chosen by the Republicans to be a candidate after WW1 Warren G. Harding
Became president when Harding died Calvin Coolidge
He became the President in 1928 Herbert Hoover
American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company Henry Ford
Russian immigrant and pioneer who developed NBC David Sarnoff
African American farmer and food scientist George w carver
Film maker, cartoonist, visionary. Walt Disney
Writer known for his simplistic stylist with great impact Ernst Hemingway
A famed criminal defense lawyer for Scopes, who supported evolution Clarence Darrow
A twentieth-century American artist and illustrator, known for his warm-hearted paintings of rural and small-town life Norman Rockwell
head of the National Woman's party that campaigned for an equal rights amendment to the Constitution Alice Paul

Famous Firsts Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Received 1965 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel Ralph Bunche
An associate Justice of the Supreme Courts or the United States from 1967-1991 Thurgood Marshall
Dominant leader in the African American community between 1890 and 1915 Booker Washington
American aerospace engineer Guion Bluford
Minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church Hiram Revels
First African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era Jackie Robinson
Civil Rights movement figure James Meredith
American singer originally known as a leading jazz pianist Nat King Cole
African American entrepreneur and social activist Madam C J Walker
First published African American female poet Phillis Wheatley

1920's Crossword

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Description

American Novelist, First famous flapper Zelda Sayre
A novelist, Chronicler of the jazz age, Wrote a book called Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald
First designer to make pants for women, Forefront of France fashion after WWI Coco Chanel
"The Lone Eagle," was an American pilot famous for the first solo, he became the world's best-known aviator. Charles Lindbergh
He was the leader of organized crime in 1920's. He was a gambler, sold illegal alcohol, tax evader. Al Capone
One of the greatest baseball players of the 1920's, set the record for hitting 60 home runs in one season, also played for New York Yankees. Babe Ruth
German born theoretical physicist, Received Nobel Prize in 1921 for physics. Greatest mathematics master on the century. Albert Einstein
Composer, pianist and band leader. Most influential figures in jazz. Duke Ellington
Film maker, cartoonist, visionary. He developed many famous characters as well as amusement theme parks. Walt Disney
28th president of the United States. Woodrow Wilson
African Americans back to Africa. Was deported to Jamaica in 1927. Marcus Garvey
American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford
head of the National Woman's party that campaigned for an equal rights amendment to the Constitution. Alice Paul
Was said to have robbed a shoe factory and murder a clerk and another worker. Nicola Sacco
Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues. Bessie Smith
American inventor Elmer Sperry built the missle Guided Missile
American Ben P. Ellerbeck created this item The Convertible
Kirby's Pig Stand, which opened in Dallas, Texas. Drive-in restaurant
was invented by Earle Dickson in 1921. Band-Aid
determine whether or not a person was lying, was invented by John A. Larson Lie Detector

Famous African American Word Search

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Description

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

Famous Firsts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Jackie Robinson
Was the Supreme Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Thurgood Marshall
Became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi. James Meredith
An American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Nat King Cole
Was the first African American to be so honored in the history of the prize. Ralph J Bunche
Was the first published African-American female poet. Phillis Wheatley
Was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Hiram Revels
Was the first African American to travel in space. Guion Bluford
Was the first black millionairess in America, invented the world's first hair- straightening formula. Madame CJ Walker
Was the first leader of Tuskegee University. Booker T Washington

Harlem Renaissaince Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A female blues singer, was recognized as the most out standing vocalist in the decade. Bessie Smith
A jazz pianist and composer who led the Cotton Club. Edward Kenny Ellington
A young trumpet in 1922 who joined the Oliver's group which later became known as the Creole Jazz Band. Louis Armstrong
A dramatic actor who was the son of a one-time slave. Who later struggled with racism in the United States. Paul Robeson
The best-known poet in the 1920's who described the African-American struggles. Langston Hughes
A novelist poet, and Jamaican immigrant, a major figure whose militant verses urged African Americans to resist racism. Claude McKay
A literary and artistic movement celebrating African-American culture. Harlem Renaissance
An immigrant from Jamaica, believed that Africans Americans should build a separate society. Marcus Garvey
A poet, lawyer, and NAACP secretary who fought for African-American rights. James Weldon Johnson
A girl who lived in Eatonville, Florida who loved to read adventure stories and myths. The powerful tales stuck a chord with the young, talented Hurston and made her yearn for a wider world. Zora Neale Hurston

African-American History Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Louis Armstrong
Billie Holiday
Thurgood Marshall
Bessie Coleman
Patricia Bath
Booker T Washington
Ella Fitzgerald
Sammy Davis Jr
Martin Luther King Jr
Rosa Parks
WEB DuBois
Walter Mosley
Langston Hughes
Maya Angelou

1920s - 1930s Crossword

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Crossword
Description

American novelist; first famous flapper Zelda Sayre
Wrote novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
first designer to make pants for women. Coco Chanel
known as "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle" was an American pilot famous for first solo, non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927 in the spirit of St. Louis Charles Lindbergh
leader of organized crime in Chicago in the late 1920s Al Capone
greatest baseball player of the 1920s Babe Ruth
recieved Nobel Prize in 1921 for physics Albert Einstein
composer, pianist and band leader. Most influential figures in jazz. Duke Ellington
along with Louis Armstrong, she had a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists. Bessie Smith
28th President of the United States Woodraw Wilson
was said to have robbed a shoe factory and murder a clerk and another worker Nicola Sacco
African American leader during the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa Marcus Garvey
1920 presidential campaign his slogan was "return to normalcy" Warren G. Harding
became president when Harding died. Calvin Coolidge
became president in 1928 Herbert Hoover
American Businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company Henry Ford
developed new products using peanuts. George Washington Carver
Russian immigrant and pioneer who developed NBC David Sarnoff
first women to serve in Congress Jeanette Rankin
famed criminal defense lawyer for scopes, who supported evolution Clarence Darrow

Black History Month Word Search

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Word Search
Description

african american
barack obama
boycott
civil rights
desegreation
discrimination
diversity
equality
freedom rides
jim crow
justice
martin luther king jr
nat turner
racism
rosa park
segreation
sit-ins
slaves
sncc
thurgood marshall

Harlem Renaissance Crossword

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Crossword
Description

rebirth or revival of intellectual or artistic achievement renaissance
movement to the North Great Migration
Harlem is a section of ____ in New York Manhattan
first theatre to desegregate in New York Lafayette Theatre
whites only club with black performers Cotton Club
the years between WWI and the Great Depression Boom Time
music that originated from African American communities of New Orleans during the 20th century. Jazz
music that originated from the deep South. Vocal/instrumental blues
death by hanging lynching
author who wrote about every problem in the 20th century WEB Du Bois
style of art realism
1930s, brass instruments, medium-fast tempos swing jive
one of the most famous jazz composers duke ellington