Black History Month Quiz

This resource contains a fully editable, 50 question PowerPoint quiz on Black History Month (African-American Month) celebrated in the UK in October and the USA in February. There are 3 multiple choice answers. An answer sheet is provided to record answers.

Sample questions:

Where can most black Americans trace back their original roots to?
What was the name of the operation that helped slaves escape to the North of America during the mid-1800s?
Who refused to give up her seat at the front of the of a bus to a white passenger?
Which British Member of Parliament, led the anti-slavery movement in the UK?
What was the name of the anti-slavery book written by American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe?

There are also picture questions on famous African-Americans.

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Black History Month Presentation

This resource is a fully editable and informative 87-slide PowerPoint presentation on Black History Month. It focuses on:

The History of Black History Month
The Slave Trade
The Abolition of Slavery
The Civil Rights Movement
Influential people in civil rights movement - Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela
Significant events - The Great March on Washington, salute at 1968 Olympics, Civil War
The debate about ‘Black History Month’

The PowerPoint also contains hyperlinks to Bob Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldiers,’ Martin Luther’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, Nelson Mandela’s story and interview with Morgan Freeman explaining why he does not want a Black History Month.

A simple text version, more suitable for younger / SEN pupils, is also available:

Simple Text Black History Month Presentation

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Created: Sep 11, 2016

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

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