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“Where would we be without Black People?” In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History located in Washington, D.C. Realizing the importance of the contributions of Black Americans to the foundation and formation of American history, and in some cases, World history, Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926. The purpose of his efforts was to recognize the accomplishments of Black civil rights leaders, scientists, inventors, pioneers, educators, contributors to government, writers, athletes, and entertainers. It was expanded into Black History Month in February 1976. Dr. Woodson chose the month of February as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays are February 12th and 14th respectively. In recent years, African American History has gained acknowledgment in American culture and history. It is now included in some classroom books and curricula. However, not enough has been done to fully recognize the contributions of African Americans to history. Thus, “The Black History Bowl” was designed and created to continue and expand upon the goal that Carter G. Woodson set out to accomplish; to present a fair and clear picture of the role African Americans have played in American and World History.The black history quiz that is included in the following pages is divided into eight (8) sections of black history facts. Each section begins with a black history worksheet. The worksheet is followed by facts on the black history contributors who are listed at the beginning of each section. The answers to each section are on the last page of that section.This black history quiz guide is designed to test your knowledge of Black history, as well as enhance your knowledge of American history. Hopefully, through the next pages, and some research on your own, you will begin to gain “2020” hindsight as to where we would be without Black people. Enjoy this book as you enrich your knowledge of the contributions that African Americans (Black Americans) have made to history.

The Black History Bowl "2020" Hindsight Vision African American History Matters:

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