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What four-year college was the first to establish a black studies department?

San Francisco State University


What groundbreaking Supreme Court case upheld the affirmative action policy, ruling that race can be one of the many factors considered by colleges when selecting their students?

Grutter v. Bollinger


What was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional?

Brown v. Board of Education


Who was the first black person to attend an American College or University on record?

John Chavis


Who was the first African American to receive a medical degree?

James McCune


Who was the first black college president?

Martin Henry Freeman- Avery College


Who was the first African American of an Ivy League University?

Ruth Simmons- Brown University


Who was the first African American to win the Nobel peace prize for literature?

Toni Morrison


Who was Harvard’s first black law professor?

Derrick Bell


Who was the first African American to earn a PHD in astronomy?

Harvey Washington Banks- Georgetown University


Who was the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy?

Ernie Davis- Syracuse University


Who was the nation’s first African American woman judge?

Jane Matilda Bolin


What was the first sorority for African American college women?

Alpha Kappa Alpha- Howard University


What was the first fraternity for African American college men?

Alpha Phi Alpha- Cornell University


Who was the nations first black psychiatrist?

Solomon Carter Fuller- Boston University School of Medicine


Who was the first African American to earn a PHD from Harvard?

W.E.B. Du Bois


What was the first school to have a medical department for African Americans?

Howard University


In what 1883 Supreme Court Case did the Court refuse to permit Congress to criminalize acts of the terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan?

US. v. Harris


On March 16, 1995, what amendment did the Mississippi Legislation ratifying after rejecting it more than 100 years before?

13th Amendment


On May 19, 1994, what county and state did the US Department of Justice file suit against a principle for refusing to permit an interracial prom and interracial dating in a public high school?

Randolf County, Alabama


On May 12, 2010, what city barred Mexican American Studies after the state’s governor signed a bill barring all ethnic studies courses?

Tucson, Arizona


On June 1, 1921, where did a white riot kill 300 people and burn a prosperous Black community over the course of 2 days?

Tulsa, Oklahoma


On June 10, 1954, in what city and state did Southern governors convene, vowing to defy the US Supreme Court’s Decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

Richmond, Virginia


In 2001, what results did Harvard University’s Civil Rights Project release about segregated schools in 2000 as compared to school in the 1970s?

Schools more segregated in 2000 than in 1970


What school did state funds help white students enroll in after Tuskegee, Alabama’s schools were integrated? This school remains 98% White to this day.

Macon Academy


Why did Harvard University President, Albert Lowell, defend banning black students from residence halls and dining rooms in 1922?

“We do not owe to them inclusion into a social system with white people.”


In 2007, in what city and state did Turner County High School hold its first racially integrated prom?

Ashburn, Georgia


In 2010, what percentage of the Black Population 25 years and older attended for or more years of college?



What man educated himself and became a famous orator after gaining his freedom from slavery in the 1800s.

Frederick Douglass


Who was the United State’s first African American Grad Student in Mathematics?

Kelly Miller


Who is the country’s first female, African-American Principal?

Fanny Jackson Coppin


He was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in America. He was also the first to become a Jesuit priest and preside over a white college.

Patrick Francis Healy


He was the first African-American to graduate from West Point in 1877 and become a commissioned officer.

Henry Ossian Flipper


Who is first African-American to receive a bachelor's degree in America, in 1836; also became the first black man elected to public office.

Alexander Twilight


This African American professor became the first author to win two Pulitzer Prizers for two successive biographies after releasing his research on W.E.B Dubois.

David Levering Lewis


This internationally recognized cell biologist helped co-found Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and created what is known today as Black History Month.

Ernest Everett Just


What African-American geneticist has discovered ways to help prevent prostate cancer in Black men?

Rick Kittles


In his famous almanac, what Black man proposed that the government “establish and maintain free schools in every city” 100 years before the Department of Education was

Benjamin Banneker


What female pioneer founded a school for African-Americans in Florida and served on President Roosevelt’s cabinet as an advisor?

Mary McLeod Bethune


This gentleman wrote the first literary expression for Black’s right to freedom in a time where laws banned speech that could incite slave revolts.

Armand Lanusse


In 1872, this lady graduated from Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., becoming the first African-American woman to graduate law school

Charlotte Ray


In 1955, where did Martin Luther King Jr., a graduate of Morehouse College, earn his Ph.D. in theology?

Boston University


In 1990, who took an extended leave of absence, never returning to Harvard Law School to protest the school’s lack of a black woman faculty members?

Derrick Bell


In 1994, what scholarship program at the University of Maryland was ruled unconstitutional because the state sponsored program was limited to black students?

Benjamin Banneker Scholarship Program


What regent of the University of California, pushed through a ban abolishing all racial preferences in admissions to the university. The ban took effect for graduate programs in 1997 and for undergraduates in 1998

Ward Connerly


In 2004, this president of Brown University established a committee to investigate Brown’s former ties to slavery and determine if it needs to make reparations.

Ruth Simmons


In what case did the U.S. Supreme Court rule in a 5-4 decision that school districts in Seattle and Louisville could not use the factor of race to assign students to public schools?

Parents Involved in Community School v. Seattle School District No. 1 et al.


What is the disparity reported by the U.S. Census Bureau about African Americans housed in prisons compared to those who live in college dormitories. The study found that in 2006 there were 846,735 African Americans incarcerated in adult correctional facilities in the United States. But there were only 270,018 African Americans who lived in college dormitories.

There are three times as many in prison than in dormitories