Quiz: Celebrating African-American History Month

Test your knowledge of achievements and historic moments in African-American history.

  1. Who was the first African-American to appear on a U.S. postage stamp?
  2. What state was the first to elect a black governor, doing so in 1989?
  3. Which of these honors was Martin Luther King Jr. not awarded?
  4. Who was the first African-American head coach in the NFL?
  5. True or false: The first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was white.
  6. Who was the plaintiff in the Supreme Court decision that upheld the legal doctrine of "separate but equal?"
  7. Who was the first African-American to win a gold medal at the Olympics?
  8. In what city did the National Guard try to prevent nine black students from attending a segregated school in 1957?
  9. How many African-Americans have served in the United States Senate since it first convened in 1789?