Featured J!Buzz Clues & Categories 02.01.2023 Celebrate Black History Month With These Jeopardy! Clues In honor of Black History Month, we’ve pulled the following clues from the Jeopardy! Vault to highlight some of the most significant contributions African Americans have made to U.S. culture. Test your knowledge of key events, notable figures and more with the quiz below. *Quiz Rules: Respondents do not have to answer in the form of a question. Moderate spelling errors will receive consideration. No prizes, but big-time bragging rights.* BLACK HISTORY NOTABLES The subject of a TV movie and a Rockwell painting, in 1960 she made history by integrating an all-white school in New Orleans Submit HISTORIC NICKNAMES Among the more colorful nicknames of this agricultural chemist were "Peanut Man" & "Sweet-Potato Man" Submit AMERICAN LITERATURE "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" was "told to" this deeply rooted author Submit CONDUCTING THE HISTORIC JOB INTERVIEW In 1874 you were president of the Freedman's Bank & 3 years later, became the first Black U.S. marshal... extensive résumé! Submit BLACK BUSINESS These were often Black owned, avoiding style butchery by whites; Joe Louis' wife Rose Morgan built an empire from one Submit AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRSTS The American Ballet Theater's first black female principal dancer, she was also the first to dance to dance "Swan Lake" for the ABT Submit THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS In 2011 this Georgia congressman, who was beaten on a 1965 civil rights march, received the Medal of Freedom Submit BLACK AMERICANS Once White House director of public liaison, she became the USA's first black Secretary of Labor in 1997 Submit ENTERTAINMENT & THE NMAAHC Featuring an all-Black cast, songs like "Ease On Down The Road" & the costumes seen here, this 1975 Broadway musical had a rough beginning before becoming a smash hit & winning seven Tonys Submit 20th CENTURY HISTORY & THE MOVIES The title characters of this 2020 film set in the 1960s are an FBI informant & Black Panther leader Fred Hampton Submit 3-NAMED PEOPLE Many students learn the history of African Americans from John Hope Franklin's antonym-titled history "From ____ to ____" Submit HIPSTERY This 3-initial thinker sported a hip beard as a civil rights activist and NAACP co-founder Submit AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY This composer learned the basics of music as a boy in 19th century Texarkana Submit I'M ALLEN In 1844 Macon Allen became the first black one of these professionals in the U.S. & later, first black justice of the peace Submit 1968 IN AMERICAN HISTORY Ralph Abernathy took over as president of this organization and led the Poor People's March to Washington Submit ROARING '20s READER Part of the Harlem Renaissance, his first poetry collection, "The Weary Blues", was published in 1926 Submit COLONIAL AMERICA Born in Senegal around 1753, she wrote "Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral" after coming to America Submit BLACK HERITAGE STAMPS In 2019 the Postal Service paid tribute to this late dancer & actor Submit AFRICAN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY "Talking at the Gates" is "A Life of" this "If Beale Street Could Talk" novelist Submit NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES A D.C. site is where Dr. Carter G. Woodson came up with Negro History Week, now expanded & renamed this Submit Jeopardy! Clues You May Also Like Clues & Categories 03.01.2024 See How Well You Know Your Women’s History With These Clues Clues & Categories 06.01.2023 Celebrate Pride Month With These Clues Clues & Categories 06.19.2023 How Much Do You Know About Juneteenth National Independence Day?