BHM Trivia Week Four

  1. Under the command of Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. the 332nd destroyed 111 planes in the air and 150 on the ground while never losing a single bomber. They were awarded what honor for their service.
  2. I served as a nurse, scout and spy for the Union Army. Who am I?
  3. What is the name of the Black National Anthem and who wrote it?
  4. Who was the first black person to be elected to both the House and the Senate?

* Oscar Dunn
* Hiram Rhodes Revels
* Paul Laurence Dunbar
* B.S. Pinchback

Black History Month – Quote of the Day

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama  Feb.  25

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of that tapestry are equal in value no matter their color.” – Maya Angelou  Feb. 26

The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give.” – Mary McLeod Bethune  Feb. 27

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” – Oprah Winfrey Feb. 28

BHM Trivia Week Three

  1. I shot down four enemy planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor and was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the US Navy at the time. Who am I?
  2. What other country(s) besides the United States celebrate “Black History”? Name the country(s) and the week/month that it is celebrated.
  3. Who were the Exodusters?
  4. I was founded by three college students that wanted to “create an inclusive organization that did not discriminate by racial background, family background or social status”. Name the organization, the founding university and date.
  5. In 1870 the first African Americans were elected to the House of Representatives. Who are they, what party and state did they represent?

Black History Month – Quote of the Day

You never know which experiences of life are going to be of value . . . You’ve got to leave yourself open to the hidden opportunities.” – Robin Roberts  Feb. 18

If you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.” – Kamala Harris Feb. 19

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde   Feb.  20

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” – Nikki Giovanni  Feb. 21

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman   Feb.  22

Black History Month – Quote of the Day

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”Booker T. Washington    Feb. 11, 2019

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama Feb. 12, 2019

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman  Feb. 13, 2019

You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else.” – Denzel Washington Feb. 14, 2019

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe Feb. 15, 2019