Women of Black History: Quiz

What Do You Know About the Intersection of Women's & Black History?

Women Watching: Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, 1965
Women Watching: Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, 1965. Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images

1. She said: "Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge."

Sojourner Truth. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

2. Wearing leg braces as a child, she grew up to be an Olympic sprinter.

Olympic Opening, 1960. Central Press/Getty Images

3. In 1913 in a major suffrage parade, black women marchers were asked

Crowd at the March 1913 Suffrage March. Library of Congress

4. Harlem Renaissance women writers published many stories in the:

Harlem storefronts, 1938. Photo by Berenice Abbott.. Museum of the City of New York / Getty Images

5. What was the best-selling novel of the 19th century?

6. She starred in an all-black version of the play, Hello Dolly!

7. Phillis Wheatley is famous for being the

8. During the Civil War, she lectured in London on the realities of American slavery.

Slaves on Hermitage plantation, Georgia. Buyenlarge/Getty Images

9. The suffrage movement split after the Civil War, disagreeing over:

10. First black female astronaut Mae Jemison said she was inspired by:

First African American Shuttle Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

11. This artist's lost statue "The Death of Cleopatra" was found where?

Edmonia Lewis, The Death of Cleopatra. from a public domain image

12. Ida B. Wells-Barnett is best known for her work:

Ida B. Wells-Barnett. R. Gates/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

13. The DAR refused Marian Anderson their hall, so this member resigned:

Marian Anderson Singing at Lincoln Memorial. Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

14. Maggie Lena Walker of Richmond is known for her achievement as a

15. Faye Wattleton was the first African American appointed to head

Faye Wattleton, 2012. Earl Gibson III/WireImage/Getty Images

16. She was US Ambassador to New Zealand:

17. Zora Neale Hurston didn't publish her first stories because

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18. She sold pictures titled "I sell the shadow to support the substance."

19. She was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize:

20. The first African American woman lawyer admitted to the bar in the US

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Harriet Tubman lecturing from a stage. Drawing from about 1940. Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

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African American history and women's history are often not part of the curriculum in school, so you'll need to study on your own! Below are some resources that can get you caught up on African American history and women

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Statue of Harriet Tubman, Boston, Massachusetts. Kim Grant / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images

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Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi look on as a memorial bust of Sojourner Truth is unveiled.. Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

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