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FABULOUS FIRSTS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Directions: Study African-American Firsts (http://web.archive.org/web/20030804052750/http://www.umkc.edu/imc/blackfir.htm) to learn some fascinating facts about African American history. Use the Web site or a printout of it to help you answer the questions below.

Name___________________________________

  1. What was the first African American newspaper? ________________________________

  2. Who was the first African American woman to head a bank? _____________________________________________________________________________

  3. Which state was the first to abolish slavery? ______________________________________

  4. Who was the first African American to have a network TV show and a network radio show? _______________________________________________________________________

  5. Who was the first African American born in the United States? _________________________________________________________________________

  6. Who was the first African American inventor to get a patent?

  7. Who were the first two African Americans to play in the National Basketball Association? ______________________________________________________________________________

  8. Who was the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympics? _________________________________________________________________________

  9. Who was the first African American poet? _____________________________________

  10. Who was the first African American to receive an Oscar? _________________________________________________________________________

  11. Who was the first African American to go into space? _________________________________________________________________________

  12. Where was the first African American bank located? _________________________________________________________________________

  13. Who performed the first successful human heart operation? _________________________________________________________________________

  14. What city did John Baptiste Pointe DuSable first settle? _________________________________________________________________________

  15. Who was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize? ________________________________________________________________________

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