How many of these black history questions can you answer? UA’s Black History Scholars Bowl team offers a preview of what the competition will be like on February 5.
In 1988, black American author Toni Morrison received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Which Novel?
Beloved. Set after the American Civil War, it tells the story of a family of former slaves whose Cincinnati home is haunted by a malevolent spirit.
Which black artist holds the record for longest number 1 album of all time?
Michael Jackson. The King of Pop has created dozens of hit records, dance moves and more.
In 1950, which UN diplomat was the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his peacekeeping efforts in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa?
Ralph Bunche. Bunche was an American political scientist, diplomat, and a leading player in the mid-20th century decolonization process and the civil rights movement in the United States. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his mediation in late 1940s Israel.
The first black astronaut in space flew aboard the space shuttle in 1983. What’s his name?
Guion Bluford. Bluford is an American aerospace engineer, retired United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who is the first African American to enter space.
Arthur Shores and Thurgood Marshall were anti-desegregation advocates for which UA student in 1956?
Autherine Lucy Foster. Foster was the first African-American student to enroll at UA. She helped open the door to future black students.
See if you can answer these black history questions provided by UA’s Black History Scholars Bowl team.
Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie, Strategic Communications, [email protected]
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