Jamaican Influence in US Black History

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Jackie Robinson, Hattie McDaniel, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. I know what you are thinking, these are famous African American activists and leaders. And you are correct. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian, author, journalist, and who was one of the first people to study African-American history, established “Negro History Week” to make sure that Black Americans were recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. Apart from these brave men and women, there have been a few Jamaicans that have contributed to the US, and in fact, Global Black History.

Let’s have a little fun, and see how adept you are with black history. Take the Quiz below and share the knowledge with your friends on social media. “Lest we forget.”

Jamaicans in US Black History Trivia

Who said " If the Negro is not careful he will drink in all the poison of modern civilization and die from the effects of it?"
Marcus Garvey's paper published by the U.N.I.A circulated throughout 30 countries in seven different languages, what was it called?
Who wrote the Poem "If We Must Die"
He joined a group of free black men in New York City to found "Freedom's Journal", the first newspaper in the United States owned and operated by African Americans
Who wrote the book, "100 Amazing Facts About the Negro?"
Jamaicans in US Black History Trivia
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