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Week of February 26, 2001


Celebrate Black History Month!

This week's trivia will Celebrate February as Black History Month.

              

            
Top:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver Bottom: Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Sojourner Truth, Nelson Mandela

Quote of the Week


"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech. This speech was given by Dr. King on August 28, 1963, in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read about Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Picture of the Week


MY ROSA PARKS BEAR by Donna A. My hero is Rosa Parks. If I could make up a bear, I would choose Rosa Parks because of her courage while sitting on the bus. I would make the bear purple because she wore a purple outfit on that day. I would also add a purple hat and glasses. I would have a bus as her logo. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She did not give up her seat to a white male, even though the law stated she must do so. Parks was arrested and found guilty. This led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted 381 days. One of the leaders of the boycott was Martin Luther King, Jr. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on public buses was illegal. On December 21, the bus boycott in Montomery ended. Read about Rosa Parks.

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?

Last Week's Trivia Question:

Question: Which four Presidents of the United States are carved into Mount Rushmore?
Answer:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abe Lincoln. From 1927 to 1941, Gutzon Borglum carved the faces of these four Presidents into the face of a granite mountain. Today, Mount Rushmore is a National Memorial.

Bonus Question: In what state is Mount Rushmore located? Mount Rushmore is located in South Dakota.

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Did You Know…


Did you know Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Baily?

Yes, Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Baily in February, 1818. Frederick was born a slave on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. At age 20, he escaped north and went to New York City. Frederick decided to change his name to make it more difficult for slave catchers to find him. He changed his name to Frederick Douglass based on a character in the novel, The Lady of the Lake, by Sir Walter Scott. Douglass is spelled with two "s" at the end. Read about Frederick Douglass.

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Who's Your Hero?


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Martin Luther King, Jr. is my hero. He was a truly amazing man. Very few humans follow their dreams and never give up, regardless of the tasks they may face along the way. Thanks to his great fight we live in a world of equality."
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Your Question


Q: Did George Washington Carver invent the peanut?

A: No, George Washington Carver did not invent the peanut. However, he did discover important uses of the peanut. Carver wanted to help African American cotton farmers whose soil was being destroyed by the boll weevil (a snout beetle that attacks the bolls of cotton). He did this by discovering the planting of peanuts and sweet potatoes improved the land. Carver continued to experiment with the peanut and found over 300 different peanut by-products, including peanut brittle and peanut butter. In addition, Carver discovered a certain kind of peanut oil could help treat polio if it was rubbed onto the skin. Read a book about George Washington Carver.

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