Blacks on Stamps: A Celebration of Black History Makers

Lesson Plan 1

WHO AM I? ? ? ?

Grades: 3 -12                           Time: 15 minutes/15 Questions

Instructions:  After you have learned about the Black history makers honored on stamps, challenge yourself, friends or classmates to a game of trivia. 

1.  I am the first African American to be honored on a United States postal stamp. I founded the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama. Who am I?

2.  I am the founder of the city of Chicago. Who am I?

3.  I am the first African American female to be honored on a United States postal stamp. I freed over 300 enslaved Blacks. Who am I?

4.  I won the Heavyweight Boxing title three times and went to prison for refusing to fight in Veitnam. Who am I?

5.  I am female journalist who waged an anti-lynching crusade, was a founder of the NAACP, and founded the first suffrage club for Black women. Who am I?

6.  I am considered the "Father of Black History" and created what is now Black History Month. I also wrote the classic book, Miseducation of the Negro. Who am I?

7.  I am known as the "queen of gospel music." I sang at the March on Washington in 1963 and at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Who am I?

8.  I am a writer who garned acclaim for my insights on race, spirituality and humanity. I wrote Go Tell It On The Mountain. Who am I?

9.  I am the first African American tennis player to win a Grand Slam Tournament. The stadium where the U.S. Open is played is named after me. Who am I?

10.  I am the first female self-made millionaire in the United States. I made my fortune creating a hair and beauty company. Who am I?

11.  I am the first African American to receive a pilot's license, which I earned in France after being denied entry into flight schools in the United States. Who am I?

12.  I successfully argued against segregated schools in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, and became the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Who am I?

13.  I was once a famous minister in the Nation of Islam who argued for black separation from whites. I advocated for justice, "by any means necessary." Who am I?

14.  I am one of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th Century. I am the first African American to earn a degree from Harvard and wrote the famous book, Souls of Black Folk. Who am I?

15.  In 1968, I became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. In 1972, I became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Who am I?

Answers: 1. M 2. J 3. C 4. O 5. G 6. E 7. L 8. D 9. N 10. A 11. F 12. K 13. H 14. B 15. I

A.
A.

Madam C.J. Walker

B.
B.

Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois

C.
C.

Harriet Tubman

D.
D.

James Baldwin

E.
E.

Carter G. Woodson

F.
F.

Bessie Coleman

G.
G.

Ida B. Wells

H.
H.

Malcolm X

I.
I.

Shirley Chilsom

J.
J.

Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable

K.
K.

Justice Thurgood Marshall

L.
L.

Mahalia Jackson

M.
M.

Booker T. Washington

N.
N.

Arthur Ashe

O.
O.

Muhammad Ali, Austria

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