African-American Pioneers Quiz

Sidney Poitier, Guy Bluford, and Benjamin Oliver Davis were all African-American pioneers. Do you know why?

Quiz

Sidney Poitier, Guy Bluford, and Benjamin Oliver Davis were all African-American pioneers. Do you know why?

1. Who was the first African-American to appear on a postage stamp?

  • Frederick Douglass.
  • Booker T. Washington.
  • Paul Robeson.

2. Sidney Poitier was the first African-American man to win an academy award in a leading role. For which picture did he win Best Actor?

  • To Sir With Love.
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
  • Lilies of the Field.

3. Who was the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

  • James Baldwin.
  • Toni Morrison.
  • Richard Wright.

4. Guy Bluford is the first:

  • African-American killed during the Civil War.
  • African-American to receive a tenured professorship.
  • African-American in space.

5. Benjamin Oliver Davis was the first black general in the United States Army. What year was he appointed?

  • 1919
  • 1940
  • 1961

Your Results:

1. Who was the first African-American to appear on a postage stamp?
Booker T. Washington.

2. Sidney Poitier was the first African-American man to win an academy award in a leading role. For which picture did he win Best Actor?
Lilies of the Field.

3. Who was the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
Toni Morrison.

4. Guy Bluford is the first:
African-American in space.

5. Benjamin Oliver Davis was the first black general in the United States Army. What year was he appointed?
1940

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