Black History Quiz

By Jim Stroud

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and the descendants of the diaspora in the United States and around the world. PLEASE SHARE this newsletter and help spread the word about a proud people and their cultures. New issues post on Sundays at... Read more

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#102・

A Black Spy in the Civil War

African Americans played a vital role during the Civil War. A notable figure during that time was a freed slave who provided valuable intelligence about Confederate order of battle, status of supplies and troop morale. He was recruited by Allan Pinkerton hims…

 
#101・

The Black Travelers’ Guide to Jim Crow America

First published in 1936, a comprehensive guide was published for Black travelers about locations across America—and eventually overseas—that were either Black-owned or didn't engage in segregationist practices. The guide was printed for 30 years. It stopped p…

 
#100・

From African Slave to Russian General

This marks the 100th issue of Black History Quiz! THANK YOU for your continued support with your feedback, tips and sharing this newsletter with your networks. It all serves to keep me encouraged and producing more content. Truly, it takes more than a month t…

 
#99・

Who was the Father of Gospel Music?

During the early 1930s, he created gospel music - the African American religious music which married secular blues to a sacred text. Under the name “Georgia Tom” he performed with blues artist Ma Rainey and her Wild Cats Jazz Band. He wrote over 400 compositi…

 
#98・

The Black Fables Walt Disney Rewrote for Fun and Profit

Walt Disney himself borrowed from famous authors all the time, among them Hans Christian Anderson, Brothers Grimm and De La Fontaine to name a few. He did not hide that fact but instead gave credit where credit was due. At least 2 of his works were based on f…

 
#97・

Wait! What? There were Black Confederate Soldiers? (Part 2)

Last year, I posted and tweeted about black confederate soldiers. This response I received ranged from accusations of my posting disinformation to my being a tool of white supremacy. I received multiple private requests to delete the information I posted due …

 
#96・

No, America did not get rich from slavery...

DISCLAIMER FOR THE EASILY TRIGGERED: Slavery is wrong. I make no apologies for it. None of the research presented herein is intended to lessen the injustice of African slavery in America or slavery in any incarnation. If you disagree with what I have research…

 
#95・

How is Easter celebrated in Africa?

Africa is a big continent. Its population as of 2016 was 1.2 billion. About 24% of Africa’s population practices Christianity and in the countries where the population of Christians is the majority, the Easter holidays are a big occasion on the calendar.Easte…

 
#94・

The First Black Man in Iceland

As a young child, he was born into slavery in the colonial island of St. Croix in 1784, where he was taken to Denmark by his "owner." At 17, he managed to escape, enlisted in the navy and fought in the 1801 Battle of Copenhagen. After the war, he declared him…

 
#93・

What if "The Archies" were black?

Archie with an all-black cast, "Fast Willie Jackson" was pretty 70s. It had the same goofy humor and good-natured characters that you’d find in an Archie book, but set in the inner city (MoCity to be specific), rather than middle class suburbia, and drawing f…

 
#92・

Did you know the Lone Ranger was black?

It’s a cold autumn night, sometime in the late 1870s, somewhere in the Western District of Arkansas. The West just cannot get wilder here. You are on the run from the law, with a sentence hanging on your neck, issued by none other than infamous Federal Judge …

 
#91・

Can you name these iconic African women?

1.) This Grammy award winner openly opposed South Africa’s apartheid regime, and lost her citizenship because of her activism. “Mama Africa” introduced the world to South African music, and political struggles. What is her name?

 
#90・

Once Upon a Time, Only Ladies Sang The Blues

Once upon a time, record labels did not cater to African Americans because they thought there would be no support from the African American community. The BBC discussed the history of that recently. Here's a quote:

 
#89・

Math is not racist. Math is Blackness

Big thanks to those who are reading, subscribing and sharing Black History Quiz. I hope your support continues beyond February because it takes more than a month to learn it all.

 
#88・

When a King Loves His Queen

Some 3000 years ago, Ramses II, also known as the Great, was the king of the 19th dynasty (1292–1190 bce) of ancient Egypt. His reign was the second longest in Egyptian history, between 1279–13 BCE. He is often honored as the greatest, most celebrated, and mo…

 
#87・

Who started these African wedding traditions?

Asking the family of the bride for permission to marry is a fairly common practice around the world, and the African American community is no exception from this old-school courtesy call. But did you know that requesting a bride's hand in marriage is a tradit…

 
#86・

Who gave the first interracial kiss on TV?

Black History Month is almost here and I really want to make it an occasion to promote my newsletter. If you would, please share this newsletter with your network, share your thoughts on how to make it better and/or whatever you can think of to take this news…

 
#85・

Baseball Legend Hank Aaron is Dead

Black History Month is almost here and I really want to make it an occasion to promote my newsletter. If you would, please share this newsletter with your network, share your thoughts on how to make it better and/or whatever you can think of to take this news…

 
#84・

Do you know the truth about MLK?

Which of the following statements is false about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.? George Washington is the only other American to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal h…

 
#83・

Armed Black Men Invade Capitol

Here is a quote from an archived newspaper.Two dozen armed Negroes entered the state Capitol at noon today and 10 made their way to the back of the Assembly Chamber before they were disarmed and marched away by the state police.The Assembly was in session at …