African-Americans have been making important contributions to society ever since colonial times. From writing to singing to acting to politics to education to sports, African-Americans are an intricate part of the fabric of U.S. history. Learn more with our quiz below.
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Who was the first African-American woman to enter space?
Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to enter space as a crew member of the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992.
Which inventor created more than 58 patents, including designs for a folding ironing board and an automatic sprinkler?
Elijah McCoy also pioneered a way to lubricate the steam engines of locomotives and boats.
Who invented the gas mask and received a patent for an automated traffic signal?
Garrett Morgan’s early gas masks were used by the U.S. Army and Navy during World War I.
What organization did educator Mary McLeod Bethune found?
In addition to founding the National Council of Negro Women, Bethune also served as a special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
What mathematician and scientist helped establish the boundaries of the District of Columbia, successfully predicted a solar eclipse and published an almanac?
Benjamin Banneker was quite the Renaissance man. He was an author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner.
Which of the following women was one of the founders of the NAACP?
After helping to start the Memphis Free Speech newspaper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett went on to fight for civil rights and womens suffrage. She became one of the original founders of the NAACP in 1909.
Who was the first African-American justice to serve as a member of the Supreme Court?
After serving as chief counsel for the NAACP for more than 20 years, Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Dr. Charles R. Drew is credited with pioneering what medical innovation?
After discovering that plasma and red blood cells could be separated and stored, Dr. Drew established the first blood bank.
Hiram Revels was the first African-American senator. What state did he represent?
Revels was elected in Mississippi in 1870 to serve as a member of the United States Senate.
Who was the first African-American woman to serve in the Senate?
Carol Moseley-Braun became the first female African-American senator in 1992.
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