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Great Black Leaders, A Quick Refresher Course

written by: JoeSmow
This is a quiz about some of the world's greatest black leaders. Given the events of November 4, 2008, the world may need a refresher course.

Question 1:

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This woman was arrested for sitting in the center of the bus and refusing to move when she was lawfully directed to do so. She believed the law that required her to move was wrong and she was willing to face angry southern racists to abolish that law. Her case sparked a boycott that changed the way the US viewed race.
Rosa Parks
Bessie Smith
Ethel Gaynor
Fannie Lou Hamer

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This reverend was widely considered to be the leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's. He led movements of Non-Violent resistance against segregation, voter suppression, housing discrimination, and the war in Vietnam. He created the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), won the Nobel Peace Prize and had a holiday in his name established in 1986.
Malcolm X
Medger Evers
Martin Luther King
John Lewis

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Question 3:

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As leader of the NCAAP in Mississippi, this man led boycotts against merchants who refused to use equal practices for all of their customers. He was instrumental in helping to desegregate the University of Mississippi, and led the fight against lynchings in the deep south.
Medgar Evers
Heuy P. Newton
Bunchy Carter
Malcolm X

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Before the age of 22, this leader created an intricate system of free lunch programs that serviced the majority of underprivileged children. He created a network of free clinics that serviced underprivileged families throughout the Chicago area, and he also managed to organize and politicize several major street gangs in the Chicago area.
Fred Hampton
John Lewis
Malcolm X
Heuy P. Newton

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This woman was instrumental in organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, a group of black citizens denied the right to vote in that state although they represented a true majority of voters.
Beth Wilson
Betty Turner
Fanni Lou Hamer
Rosa Parks

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This baptist Minister was on the balcony with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was killed. He later went on to form PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) and the Rainbow Coalition. He ran for President in 1984 and 1988.
Ron Howard
Bill Clinton
Medgar Evers
Jesse Jackson

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One of the two founding members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was killed by a drug dealer in August of 1989, but not before forming a national movement against police brutality and creating a powerful political organization in the City of Oakland, teaching Marxist Leninist Ideology to the inner City. Who was the charismatic leader of this movement for Social Justice who died addicted to crack cocaine?

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The Black Citizens of Chicago got together in a rally, selected a candidate for mayor, asked him to run, canvassed for 100,000 new registered voters, got those voters to vote and elected the First Black Mayor of the City of Chicago. Who did they elect?
Andrew Young
Gary Smith
Lou Palmer
Harold Washington

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After the brutal murder of his nephew, Emmett Till, this man stood up to the elite citizens of Money, Mississippi and testified against the murderers. His act of courage was widely considered to be the stray that broke the camel's back and ignited the Civil Rights Movement.
J.W. Milam
Louis Till
Roy Bryant
Moses Wright

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This man successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court and ended segregation in schools. He later went on the become the first Black Justice of the Supreme Court.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Thurgood Marshall
John Marshall
Clarence Darrow

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This man was the first black congressman elected from the state of New York. He led boycotts of national corporations in northern cities who practiced segregation in southern cities. He became chairman of the Education and Labor Committee and passed a record amount of legislation. He was primarily responsible for increases in the minimum wage, education and training for the deaf, standards for wages and work hours, increased funding to primary and secondary education, desegregation in schools and the military. He served as the primary author of President Johnson's Civil Rights Bill and "Great Society" legislation.
Adam Clayton Powell
Charles B. Rangel
Walter A. Lynch

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She became the first African American woman elected to Congress and served for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, on January 23, 1972, she became the first major-party African American candidate for President of the United States.
Shirley Chisholm
Anita Hill
Ruth Ginsbreg
Madeline Albright

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This man was a stick up kid who found religion in prison. He rose in the ranks of The Nation of Islam until he was widely considered to be its second most influential voice behind that of Elijah Muhammed. He later broke from The Nation of Islam after travelling the world and discovering a sense of unity that he had never known in America. He formed Muslim Mosque Inc. to bring Black Nationalist teaching to the Inner city.

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