Black-History-Month500x350February is Black History Month.

What first started as being a week long, this event grew to be a month long celebration dedicated to commending African American lives and their history within the United States.

As a way to honor Black History Month, the Black Student Union will be having trivia questions and games during the announcements and during both lunches. If you have answers for any of these events, write them down and drop them into the box near the microwaves in the Commons. If you get the most correct, you will win gift cards to various places. Play, have fun, and win! Good luck to you all.

Fri., February 24th

Fri., February 24th

Question: How long did the Montgomery Bus Boycott last?

Answer: 381 days

Thu., February 23rd

Thu., February 23rd

Question: In 2008, this Jamaican sprinter became the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic games.

Answer: Usain Bolt

Wed., February 22nd

Wed., February 22nd

Question: This singer holds the title of Most Top 10 Singles from an album for Thriller (1982) and the Most Number One Singles from an album for Bad (1987).

Answer: Michael Jackson

Tue., February 21st

Tue., February 21st

Question: This 1984 sitcom was the highest ranking sitcom for five consecutive years.

Answer: The Cosby Show

Fri., February 17th

Fri., February 17th

Question: Who was the first black president?

Answer: Barack Obama

Thu., February 16th

Thu., February 16th

Question: Who was the first African American who owned and operated newspaper?

Answer: John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish

Wed., February 15th

Wed., February 15th

Question: Who broke three track and field world records in 45 minutes at Ohio State?

Answer: Jesse Owens

Tue., February 14th

Tue., February 14th

Question: Who was the first African American to perform in the White House?

Answer: Etta Moten Barnett

Mon., February 13th

Mon., February 13th

Question: Who was the first African American major league baseball player?

Answer: Moses Fleetwood Walker

Last Week’s Winners

Last Week’s Winners

Last week we had four lunch time winners! The winners of Name That Tune on Tuesday were Alex Martinez, who won first lunch, and Stephanie Diaz, who won second lunch. The winner of the Buffalo Wild Wings gift card during Wednesday ‘s trivia was Desiree Dunne for first lunch, and Elsy Alvac won a Google Play gift card for second lunch. No one won the morning trivia for week two because no one entered.

Come on students, the Black Student Union has purchased gift cards for morning trivia, too! If you missed the announcements, just ask what the Black History Question of the Day was. Go enter and win!

Fri., February 10th

Fri., February 10th

Question: He was born Cassius Clay but changed his name after he joined the Nation of Islam. Who is this former Olympic Gold Medal prizefighter?

Answer: Muhammad Ali

Thu., February 9th

Thu., February 9th

Question: What famous march helped influence the Voting Rights Acts passed in August 1965?

Answer: March to Selma

Wed., February 8th

Wed., February 8th

Question: What artist recorded the songs, “I Will Always Love You,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”?

Answer: Whitney Houston

Tue., February 7th

Tue., February 7th

Question: What are two other countries that also observe Black History Month?

Answer: UK and Canada

Mon., February 6th

Mon., February 6th

Question: This hip hop group released the albums Midnight Marauders and The Low End Theory.

Answer: A Tribe Called Quest

Fri., February 3rd

Fri., February 3rd

Question: This basketball player won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls?

Answer: Michael Jordan

Thu., February 2nd

Thu., February 2nd

Question: What cultural movement took place in Harlem and lasted from the end of WW1 to the 1930′s?

Answer: Harlem Renaissance

Wed., February 1st

Wed., February 1st

Question: For what team was Willie Mays playing when his famous over-the-shoulder catch occurred?

Answer: New York Giants