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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.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Bessie Smith
Rosa Parks
Ethel Gaynor

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Question 2:

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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.
Martin Luther King
Medger Evers
Malcolm X
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.
Bunchy Carter
Malcolm X
Heuy P. Newton
Medgar Evers

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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.
Malcolm X
Fred Hampton
John Lewis
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.
Betty Turner
Fanni Lou Hamer
Beth Wilson
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.
Bill Clinton
Ron Howard
Jesse Jackson
Medgar Evers

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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?
Gary Smith
Harold Washington
Lou Palmer
Andrew Young

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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.
Roy Bryant
J.W. Milam
Louis Till
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.
Thurgood Marshall
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Clarence Darrow
John Marshall

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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.
Charles B. Rangel
Walter A. Lynch
Adam Clayton Powell

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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.
Anita Hill
Ruth Ginsbreg
Shirley Chisholm
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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