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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CROSSWORD

By JaQuay Edward Carter
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Another name for racial segregation, ___ Crow (3 letters)
1st African American and woman candidate for U.S. President, _______ Chisholm (7 letters)
MLK called him the "Boy from Troy," late Congressman, ____ Lewis (4 letters)
Famed African American theater in Harlem opened on January 16, 1934 (6 letters)
Martin Delany's abolitionist Pittsburgh newspaper, The _______ (7 letters)
"First Lady of Civil Rights," ____ Parks (4 letters)
Motor City's rhythm and blues record label of the 1960s (6 letters)
The ____________ Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863 during U.S. Civil War (12 letters)
Civil rights icon, and wife of MLK, Coretta Scott ____ (4 letters)
___ Turner's Slave Rebellion took place on August 21, 1831 (3 letters)
1st African American woman to head federal agency under FDR, Mary McLeod _______ (7 letters)
Congress of Racial Equality (4 letters)
Hazelwood native; won bronze medal at 1948 Olympics, _______ Douglas (7 letters)
1st African American U.S. President, ______ Obama (6 letters)
Civil rights activists who rode buses and trains into the segregated South, _______ Riders (7 letters)
1st woman of color to be elected U.S. Vice President, ______ Harris (6 letters)
William Edward Burghardt aka W.E.B. ______ (6 letters)
___ premiered in 1980 as the 1st African American-owned TV network (3 letters)
United Negro College Fund (4 letters)
Malcolm X was born with this last name (6 letters)
She was known as the "Moses of Her People," Harriet ______ (6 letters)
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______ vs. Ferguson (6 letters)
Atlantic slave trade was also known as the ______ Passage (6 letters)
Nicknamed "The Greatest," this boxing champ visited Glen Hazel in 1964. (3 letters)
_________ Truth gave famous "Ain't I A Woman?" speech in 1851 (9 letters)
In 1955, 14 year-old Chicagoan, Emmett ____, was killed in Mississippi (4 letters)
Historian and scholar, Carter G. _______, created "Negro History Week" in 1924. It was a precursor to Black History Month, which started in 1970. (7 letters)
John C. Peck's ______ House in Downtown Pittsburgh was reportedly an Underground railroad "station" (6 letters)
In 1924, this "Black Bottom" singer and "Mother of the Blues," performed at Hill District's Lincoln Theater (8 letters)
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" poet, ____ Angelou (4 letters)
The "Little Rock ____," a group of students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 (4 letters)
Author of "The Color Purple," _____ Walker (5 letters)
1st African American to serve on U.S. Supreme Court, ________ Marshall (8 letters)
Former Glen Hazel resident, Mary ___ Dudley, was the 1st African American disc-jockey at Pittsburgh's WHOD (3 letters)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (4 letters)
The ______ Renaissance movement is recognized for its artistic and literary achievements (6 letters)
Early 1980s music genre and cultural expression; started in NYC (6 letters)
_____: The Saga of An American Family by Alex Haley (5 letters)
Former Hill District resident; singer and actress in "Stormy Weather," ____ Horne (4 letters)
Organizer of Tuskegee Institute, ______ T. Washington (6 letters)
1st African American U.S. flying squadron of WWII, Tuskegee ______ (6 letters)
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" playwright; once attended Gladstone and called Hazelwood home, ______ Wilson (6 letters)
Colorful fabric worn by African royalty (5 letters)