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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

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

Civil Rights Crossword

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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

Famous Firsts Crossword

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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

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

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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

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. 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

Nelson Mandela Crossword

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Where was Mandela from? South Africa
Mandela was a___, and world leader. Civil Rights Activist
What was Mandela's birth given name? Rolihlahla
What Village was Mandela and his mother forced to move to? Qunu
The state of being apart; asssociated with racial segragation apartheid
Mandela was extremely instrumental in helping all races achieve___, and fair treatment. Equal
Mandela studied many subjects but was especially interedted in___. African History
Mandela was the first one in his family to attend___. School
Mandela's father died of which disease? Lung Disease
How old (yrs) was mandela when his father died? nine
Mandela ran away and settled in which city? Johannesburg
Mandela went to college to study what subject? Law
Mandela joined a group called the "African ___ Congress Youth League. National
He believed in peaceful, & non-violent___. Protesting
The teacher at his Cristian school gave him the name of? Nelson
In what year did Mandela organize a Workers Strike, and was arrested for it.? 1961
Nelson was arrested and sent to? Prison
Mandela was a___, and tended to the animals. Cattleboy
Mandela was persistent and never gave___. up
Mandela was a signal of___ and loyalty to his people. Strength
In 1990 a deal was worked out for Mandla's___. release
Mandela was elected as the first ___ President, by the people. black
In prison mandela secretly wrote an? Autobiography
mandela was president at age? 77
In what year did Mandela help South Africa hold the Rugby World Cup? 1995
Mandela worked bard to improve___, housing, and basic health care for all South Africans. Jobs
Mandela wanted to provide South Africans with the right to___. Vote
in what year did Mandela retire from Politics? 1999
Mandela Day is on the 18th of what month? July
Mandela day is a day to promote global___, and to celebrate African Leader's legacy. Peace
In what year did South Africa Hold thier first Democratic Elections? 1994
In 1993 Mandela was awarded a___ Peace Prize. Nobel

Harlem Renaissance Crossword

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Prominent Harlem poet who married W. E. B. Dubois's daughter CounteeCullen
A benefit of the Harlem Renaissance was that it demonstrated the _______ spirit of a people. indefatigable
A time after the War Between the States when the Southern states were occupied by the U. S. military. Reconstruction
Famous for her "Banana Dance" JosephineBaker
First African American to be admitted to Barnard College; author; anthropologist ZoraNealeHurston
The Harlem Renaissance helped lay the foundation for the _______ ______ ______. CivilRightsMovement
The Harlem poet who wrote "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." PaulLawrenceDunbar
Plessy vs. Ferguson was a Supreme Court case that upheld __________> segregation
a labor organizer APhillipRandolph
Editor, philosopher, and public intellectual, who wrote The Soul of Black Folks WEBDuBois
Co-wrote the song considered the Black national anthem JamesWeldonJohnson
Believed African American education should be learning about trades like mechanics and plumbing: debated W. E. B. Dubois BookerTWashington
The Harlem ________ bravely fought on the front lines of World War I. Hellfighters
Harlem poet who wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Langston Hughes
Social gatherings hosted by local women to showcase local artists and raise money to pay household expenses. rentparties
The Harlem Renaissance instilled cultural ________. pride
A vocal improvisation associated with jazz scat
A Harlem poet who wrote "A Dream Deferred" LangstonHughes
An innovative form of music that emerged from Black culture that is considered distinctly American jazz
Actor, singer, athlete, political activist PaulRobeson
What the fifteenth amendment guaranteed African Americans vote
The Harlem Renaissance helped transform Black ________. identity

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

Famous People Crossword

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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