Jeopardy AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS Questions

Collection of crowd sourced questions and answers for the Jeopardy game.

Her win for 2001 was the first Best Actress Oscar for an African-American

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In 1983 Guy Bluford became the first African American to go here

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In 1908 he knocked out Tommy Burns to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title

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A year after his admission sparked a deadly riot James Meredith became the first black graduate of this university

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The first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1968 she was named poet laureate of Illinois

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Messman Dorie Miller was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross for bravery at this place December 7th 1941.

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In 2000 Robert Johnson became the first African American billionaire after selling this TV network to Viacom

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In 1950 Juanita Hall became the first African American to win a Tony for playing Bloody Mary in this musical

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Mary Patterson the first black woman to earn a B.A. degree graduated in 1862 from this state's Oberlin College

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Rita Dove was the first African American to serve in this government post from 1993 to 1995

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In December 1993 Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman awarded this international literature prize

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In October 1967 Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American one of these

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W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African-American to earn a doctorate from this prestigious Massachusetts university

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In 1977 Andrew Young became the first African-American to serve as U.S. ambassador to this body

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In 1978 this escaped slave became the first African-American woman honored on a U.S. postage stamp

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In 2002 she made movie history as the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actress

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We now salute Henry O. Flipper seen here the first African-American graduate of this academy

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In 1874 Patrick Francis Healy a Jesuit theologian became the first black president of this D.C. university

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This man seen here went on the air as CNN's first African-American news anchor

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Rita Dove was the first African-American writer to serve in this post from 1993 to 1995

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He's not only the first African-American to win the Masters he's also the first Asian-American

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We salute you if you know Colin Powell was the first black American chairman of this advisory group

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Hiram Revels the first black U.S. Senator represented this state completing Jefferson Davis' term

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This Invisible Man author was the first African-American to win the National Book Award

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Elected in 1989 he was the first black mayor of New York City

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