Trivia honors Black History Month

This Feb. 22, 1956, photo shows Rosa Parks after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala. Parks became a symbol of the civil rights movement.

February is Black History Month.

When you think about slavery and the fight for equality during the civil rights movement, it’s easy to believe we’ve come a long way. But when you consider the events in Ferguson, Mo., and other places, it becomes clear we still have a ways to go.

Let this February serve as a reminder of the progress made and the struggles yet to come.

Our current trivia champ is David Thorpe, and his challenger this week is Brandon Silva, who is taking the semester off to work.

1. What woman was known as the “Moses of her people”?

2. Who was the first African-American to be honored on a postage stamp?

3. In 1960, students in which Southern city launched the sit-in movement which involved sitting at counters in restaurants where black patrons were not served?

4. Who was the first woman ever to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda?

5. Who was the first African-American to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court?

6. What was the trans-Atlantic slave route from Africa known as?

7. What famous author and scholar was one of the founders of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and wrote “The Souls of Black Folk”?

8. Kunta Kinte is the main character in what book?

9. What landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision struck down the idea of “separate but equal” schools?

10. The holiday Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when what happened?

1. Sojourner Truth

2. Frederick Douglass

3. It was in North Carolina. Raleigh?

4. Rosa Parks

5. Thurgood Marshall

6. The Middle Passage. Pretty sure I read a book about it in high school.

7. George Washington Carver

8. That’s from “Roots.” Never read the book, but there’s a mini-series I’ve seen.

9. Is it the Brown and the Board of Education one?

10. Soldiers came home from the Civil War.

1. Harriet Tubman

2. It could be so many people! My answer’s W.E.B. Du Bois.

3. Greensboro in North Carolina.

4. Guessing Rosa Parks.

5. Thurgood Marshall

6. The Middle Passage

7. This one’s definitely W.E.B.

8. “Roots.” Kunte Kinte was the man.

9. Brown v. Board of Education

10. It’s got to be something to do with the end of the Civil War.

Well Head2Head makes it two weeks in a row with a new champ. This time it’s Brandon who takes the title and will return next week to face a new challenger.

1. Harriet Tubman

2. Booker T. Washington

3. Greensboro, N.C.

4. Rosa Parks

5. Thurgood Marshall

6. The Middle Passage

7. W.E.B. Du Bois

8. “Roots”

9. Brown v. Board of Education

10. Word reached Texas about the ending of slavery in the United States.