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Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Quiz: A Baker's Dozen

Do you know what important "firsts" are represented by the pictures below? Name the People and the important "First."



This lady gets two firsts.
1968, 1972





(You knew I had to put this one in here, didn't you)









1990, 2008, 2008
Can you name three firsts for this guy...

Answers below:
  1. A. 1967 - First African American appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States: Thurgood Marshall
  2. B. 1968 - First African-American woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives: Shirley Chisholm (Democrat; New York) *1972 - First African American to campaign for the U.S. presidency in a major political party: Shirley Chisholm (Democratic Party)
  3. 1870 - First African American elected to U.S. Congress: Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels (Republican, Mississippi)
  4. 1986 - First African-American musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the inaugural class: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, and Little Richard.
  5. 1956 - First African-American male star of a network television show: Nat King Cole, The Nat King Cole Show
  6. 1968 - First African-American interracial kiss on network television: actors Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner
  7. 1947 - First African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era: Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers).
  8. 1884 - First African American to play professional baseball at the major-league level: Moses Fleetwood Walker.
  9. 1975 - First African-American manager in Major League Baseball: Frank Robinson (Cleveland Indians)
  10. 2007 - First African-American NFL head coach to win the Super Bowl: Tony Dungy (Indianapolis Colts), Super Bowl XLI
  11. 1872 - First African-American nominee for Vice President of the United States: Frederick Douglass by the Equal Rights Party.
  12. 1870 - December: First African American elected to U.S. House of Representatives: Joseph Rainey (Republican, South Carolina)
  13. 1990 - First African American elected president of the Harvard Law Review: Barack Obama *2008 - First African American to be nominated as a major-party US presidential candidate: Barack Obama, Democratic Party *2008 - First African American elected president of the United States of America: Barack Obama


Meg said...

Good quiz...I think you should publish it where more people will see it. I did pretty good!

Sam B. said...

I didn't do as well as I should have; although on some of them I at least knew who the person in the picture was, if not what their first was. #4 was a gimme for me. =)