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.

Famous People Crossword

Famous People Crossword
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The greatest baseball player of the 1920's. He set a record for hitting 60 home runs in one season.
Best known for his theory of relativity and his theory of energy equivalence.
Composer, pianist and band leader. Most influential figures in jazz.
an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927
First designer to make pants for women. popularized boyish style for women.
Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s
28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership
United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of murder
African American leader during the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association
Senator from Ohio chosen by the Republicans to be a candidate after WW1
Became president when Harding died
He became the President in 1928
American businessman, founder of Ford Motor Company
Russian immigrant and pioneer who developed NBC
African American farmer and food scientist
Film maker, cartoonist, visionary.
Writer known for his simplistic stylist with great impact
A famed criminal defense lawyer for Scopes, who supported evolution
A twentieth-century American artist and illustrator, known for his warm-hearted paintings of rural and small-town life
head of the National Woman's party that campaigned for an equal rights amendment to the Constitution

Progressive Era Review Crossword

Progressive Era Review Crossword
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The banning of alcoholic beverages
Journalists who wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in mass circulation magazines during the 20th Century
Book written by Sinclair focusing on the conditions of the meatpacking industry
Dictated strict cleanliness for meatpackers and created the program of federal meat inspection
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Wanted Equality for All Races
Another name for the Progressive Party and name used for when Roosevelt ran again against Taft
Strictly limited the distribution of free passes, a common form of bribery, Also ICC Power to set maximum railroad rates
Granted Women the Right to Vote in 1919
What became, by 1911, the largest women’s group in the nation’s history? (abbrev)
The Seventeenth amendment called for the direct, popular election of____
One of the co – founders of the National Women Suffrage Association
Who promised, during the presidential election of 1908. to lower tariffs, then raised them once taking office?
European war that brought an end to the Progressive movement
Became the president as a result of the Election of 1912?
Progressive women's reformer who led the settlement house movement
Supreme Court decision that allowed Jim Crow segregation in the south
African American reformer who stressed self-improvement for blacks and is known for his "Atlanta Compromise" speech
Aggressive African American Reformer who led the 1905 Niagra Movement
Low-cost multi family housing often associated with the urban problems of the Gilded Age
Established a graduated income tax
Heavily regulated big business; supported unions
The various reform goals of Roosevelt's presidency are also known as the
Movement that stressed to honor God, people must put aside their own desires & help other people, especially the poor

Civil Rights Crossword

Civil Rights Crossword
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Laws that segregated African Americans
Segregation by custom and tradition
something that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular prupose
Major black civil rights activist who was assassinated
Helped African Americans ride public transportation
An agricultural estate worked by laborers
Agreeing with standards of proper behavior, good state, or morality
Making s statement based on a personal knowledge or belief
A person who asks for votes, contributions, or supports to determine public opinion
To sit next to or in contract with
Unable to cure
African Americans had to ___________ to vote
The president at the time. Then was assassinated for his beliefs
where MLK gave his "I Had a Dream" speech
An attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators taking turns speaking so that a vote cannot take place
A motion that ends debate and calls for an immediate vote
President after JFK died and major civil rights activist
Prejiduce or discrimination against a person because of their beliefs
The mobilization of the political and economic power of African Americans
Inspirational/key role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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.

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

Nelson Mandela Crossword

Nelson Mandela Crossword
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Where was Mandela from?
Mandela was a___, and world leader.
What was Mandela's birth given name?
What Village was Mandela and his mother forced to move to?
The state of being apart; asssociated with racial segragation
Mandela was extremely instrumental in helping all races achieve___, and fair treatment.
Mandela studied many subjects but was especially interedted in___.
Mandela was the first one in his family to attend___.
Mandela's father died of which disease?
How old (yrs) was mandela when his father died?
Mandela ran away and settled in which city?
Mandela went to college to study what subject?
Mandela joined a group called the "African ___ Congress Youth League.
He believed in peaceful, & non-violent___.
The teacher at his Cristian school gave him the name of?
In what year did Mandela organize a Workers Strike, and was arrested for it.?
Nelson was arrested and sent to?
Mandela was a___, and tended to the animals.
Mandela was persistent and never gave___.
Mandela was a signal of___ and loyalty to his people.
In 1990 a deal was worked out for Mandla's___.
Mandela was elected as the first ___ President, by the people.
In prison mandela secretly wrote an?
mandela was president at age?
In what year did Mandela help South Africa hold the Rugby World Cup?
Mandela worked bard to improve___, housing, and basic health care for all South Africans.
Mandela wanted to provide South Africans with the right to___.
in what year did Mandela retire from Politics?
Mandela Day is on the 18th of what month?
Mandela day is a day to promote global___, and to celebrate African Leader's legacy.
In what year did South Africa Hold thier first Democratic Elections?
In 1993 Mandela was awarded a___ Peace Prize.

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?

Famous Firsts Crossword

Famous Firsts Crossword
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Became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
Was the Supreme Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.
Became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.
An American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
Was the first African American to be so honored in the history of the prize.
Was the first published African-American female poet.
Was the first African American to serve in the U.S.
Was the first African American to travel in space.
Was the first black millionairess in America, invented the world's first hair- straightening formula.
Was the first leader of Tuskegee University.

Black History Month Crossword

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

Women's History Month Crossword

Women's History Month Crossword
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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.
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.
This English woman is now acknowledged as the world's first computer program.
This mathematician is quoted as saying "it is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul"
Albert Einstein called this woman "the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began."
This chemist and physicist discovered several new elements and radioactivity.
This activist founded her own newspaper and was the first woman to publicly wear pants in Puerto Rico.
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.
This artist drew on her own life's tragedies and the tradition of Mexican folk art in her paintings, which still captivate viewers today.
This author became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
This nuclear physicist, who joined the Manhattan Project, designed an experiment that disproved the law of parity (that like nuclear particles always act alike)