African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is most closely associated with W.E.B. Du Bois?

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1. How did the approach to ensuring African-American rights of Booker T. Washington differ to that of Ida B. Wells?

2. How did D.W. Griffith's 1915 movie Birth of a Nation impact the status of African-American civil rights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In many ways, the Progressive era was anything but for African Americans, who dealt with numerous social, political and economic issues from 1900-1918. This quiz and worksheet highlight some of the leaders who advocated on behalf of these issues, and how they changed black life in America at the turn of the 20th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the roles the following people played in the Progressive era for African Americans:

  • Ida B. Wells
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Booker T. Washington
  • D.W. Griffith

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the accomplishments of African American leaders during the Progressive era
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast racial tension and discrimination in Northern and Southern states during the Progressive era
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how the Progressive era impacted African Americans in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the black experience in Progressive America, review the accompanying lesson on Progressive Era African Americans Issues and Leaders. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the hardships faced by African Americans during the Progressive era
  • Determine what white Progressives did to help or harm African American grievances
  • Learn how African American leaders contributed to the Progressive movement and racial justice
  • Trace the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)