Famous Women and African Americans Crossword

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Mar 26, 2016
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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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Black History CrossWord

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Mar 29, 2016
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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 Firsts Black History Month Crossword

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Jan 30, 2017
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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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Famous African Americans Crossword

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Feb 25, 2016
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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 Crossword

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Jan 31, 2017
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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

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Women's History Month Crossword

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Mar 16, 2017
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This woman, born in Alexandria, Egypt circa 350, was an astronomer, philosopher, and the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia
This mathematician submitted mathematical papers under a male name, but was later able to reveal her identity and became the first woman to win a prize from the French Academy of Sciences. Sophie Germain
This English woman is now acknowledged as the world's first computer program. Ada Lovelace
This mathematician is quoted as saying "it is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul" Sofia Kovalevskaya
Albert Einstein called this woman "the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began." Emmy Noether
This chemist and physicist discovered several new elements and radioactivity. Marie Curie
This activist founded her own newspaper and was the first woman to publicly wear pants in Puerto Rico. Luisa Capetillo
This politician was the first African-American woman elected to the US House of Representatives, and made an unprecedented bid for the presidency in 1972. Shirley Chisholm
This artist drew on her own life's tragedies and the tradition of Mexican folk art in her paintings, which still captivate viewers today. Frida Kahlo
This author became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Toni Morrison
This nuclear physicist, who joined the Manhattan Project, designed an experiment that disproved the law of parity (that like nuclear particles always act alike) Chien-Shiung Wu

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ASL History Crossword.

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Nov 21, 2016
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Spanish monk credited as being the first teacher for the deaf. Pedro Ponce De Leon
Spanish educator that stole ideas on teaching the deaf and published a book with his stolen findings. juanpablobonet
a philanthropic educator of 18th-century France who has become known as the "Father of the Deaf". abbe L'Eppe
educated as a priest, was made principal of a school for the deaf at Bordeaux in 1786, and in 1789, on the death of the Abbé de l'Épée, succeeded him at a leading school for the deaf which Épée had founded in Paris. abbe sicard
was a deaf educator, having been born deaf, and having five other deaf siblings. He taught at the famous school for the deaf in Paris where Laurent Clerc was one of his students. jeanmassieu
was one of the best surgeons in the country and had a daughter that lost her hearing at the age of two. masoncogswell
At the age of two, she became ill with "spotted fever''. This illness took her hearing and later she lost her speech as well. alicecogswell
studied in France on how to educate the deaf and sailed back to England and opened the American School for the Deaf. thomasgallaudet
He was born hearing, but when he was one year old, he fell into a fire. As a result, he lost both his hearing and his sense of smell. The right side of his face was badly burned, and was scarred for his whole life. The sign for his name was based on the scar. laurentclerc
the birthplace of ASL. ASD
was a famous early educator of the deaf in Washington, DC. And son of Thomas gallaudet edwardgallaudet
founded in 1864 It was the first school for the advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing in the world and remains the only higher education institution in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. gallaudetuniversity
He is seen as one of the inventors of manual language for the deaf and is credited with being the first person to teach a non-verbal deaf person to speak. jacobpereire
invented the telephone. alexandergrahambell
the banning of sign language. Milancongress
a long-time professor at Gallaudet University and revolutionized ASL. williamstokoe
was an English mathematician john wallis
child of john Wallis and started a deaf school in Britain. thomasbraidwood

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Black History Month Crossword

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Feb 15, 2017
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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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1920's Crossword

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Feb 8, 2016
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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

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The Roaring 20's! Crossword

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Oct 18, 2016
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Who was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Henry Ford
Who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amilia Earhart
Who was one of the Italian-born American anarchists who was convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill show company. Nicola Sacco
Who was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zore Neale Hurston
Who was the sister who was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. and She also founded the Foursquare Church. Aimee Semple Mcpherson
Who was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. Duke Ellington
Who was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. Bessie Smith
Who was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Al Capone
Who was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. James Weldon Johnson
Who was a teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools. John T. scopes
Who was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Claude McKay
Who was an American composer and pianist. His compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. George Gershwin
Who was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film. Charlie Chaplin
Who was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz. Louis Armstrong
Who was an American actress, best known for her role as Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons (1975–85), half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time television. Roxie Albertha Roker
Who was an American male tennis player who was often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Bill Tilden
Who was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Babe Ruth
Who was a college and professional American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-lived New York Yankees. Red Grange
Who was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. Jack Dempsey
Who was an Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Johnny Weissmuller
Who was a college football player who played for the University of Notre Dame. was selected as Notre Dame's first Walter Camp All-American. George Gipp
A slang term from the 20's meaning well done to a male or female. Attaboy
A slang term from the 20's meaning a complaint or to complain. Beef
what happened Jan 29, 1919. Eighteenth Amendment
What happened on Jan 2, 1920. Palmer Raids
What year did Hoover become president. 1928
When did the Stock Market Collapse. Oct 1929
what is a 20's slang word for an unattractive man Airedale

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Civil Rights Crossword Puzzle

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Feb 29, 2016
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State level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy requirements and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal. Montgomery Bus Boycott
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal Plessy v. Ferguson
Nonviolent protests in which a person sits and refuses to leave Sit-in
The prejudice that members of one race are superior to members of other races racism
1955 a 14 year old black boy said "Bye, Baby" to a white woman in Mississippi. In response, he was brutally murdered Emmett Till
The intermixing of people or groups previously segregated Integration
the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus The little Rock Crisis
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933) James Meredith
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor Thurgood Marshall
Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. After she was jailed, the Montgomery bus boycott was organized Rosa Parks
U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Martin Luther King Jr
An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality CORE
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, churches link together to inform blacks about changes in the Civil Rights Movement, led by MLK Jr., was a success SCLC
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization founded on February 12, 1909, that works to obtain equal rights for all Americans NAACP
to end the separation of two groups of people, or to free of laws or practices that have maintained this separation, in an area or facility desegregate
biasedly treating one person or one group differently from others based on something other than merit discrimination
preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience prejudice
President Mandated desegregation of the interstate system John F. Kennedy
incident in which nine African-American students were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High in 1957 during the Civil Rights Movement Little rock nine
The amendment that ended slavery 13th
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves Black codes
was an African-American revolutionary organization established to promote Black Power, and by extension self-defense (using arms) for blacks. It was active in the United States from the mid-1960s into the 1970s The Black Panthers
It outlawed taxing voters, i.e. poll taxes, at presidential or congressional elections, as an effort to remove barriers to Black voters 14th amendment
segregation by custom de facto
a key leader in India's struggle for independence, inspired MLK to give speaches in blacks civil rights and encourage them to remain nonviolent Ghandi

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