AfricanAmericanHistory1Every year, the United States officially celebrates February as Black History Month, a chance to reflect on the extraordinary role that African Americans have played not only due to the legacy of slavery, but also to the remarkable contributions they have made to literature, music, sports, style, politics and more. This Learning Life quiz is a modest contribution to honoring and publicizing African American heritage, with a special focus on the history of slavery and struggle for equality.

1. When did African slavery start in what is now the United States?



2. The U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6th, 1865. What did the Amendment do?


3. True or False: The Jim Crow Laws, passed in many states to segregate and limit the freedoms of African Americans, started in the 1880s and lasted into the 1960s.


4. What famous black educator founded the Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University?


5. _____________________ was a Civil Rights Movement leader best known for refusing to give up her bus seat to white passengers in 1955.