Famous African Americans: Names & Quotes


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Who was the first African American Major League Baseball player?

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1. Who helped runaway slaves escape to the North via the 'Underground Railroad' in the years before the Civil War?

2. Who helped pioneer jazz poetry and was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many African Americans have made an impact on our world. Use the quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of these people and some of their quotes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Person who started the Underground Railroad
  • The first African American to play Major League Baseball
  • Leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's
  • Jazz musician who had a raspy voice
  • Person who helped pioneer jazz poetry and was a figure of the Harlem Renaissance

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the person who helped slaves through the Underground Railroad
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on famous African Americans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about African Americans who were an important part of American history

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