of February 26, 2001
Celebrate Black History Month!
This week's trivia will Celebrate February as
Black History Month.
Luther King, Jr., Louis
T. Washington, Harriet
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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- Quote of the Week
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
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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This Week's Trivia Question:
was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
Which four Presidents of the United States are carved into Mount
Lincoln. From 1927 to 1941, Gutzon Borglum carved
the faces of these four Presidents into the face of a granite mountain.
is a National Memorial.
Question: In what state is Mount Rushmore located?
is located in South Dakota.
- Trivia Questions
you know Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Baily?
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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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."
a book about Martin Luther King, Jr.
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- Who's Your Hero?
Q: Did George Washington Carver invent the
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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