<p>Most Americans know it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who riveted us with the words, "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." But do you think the person who made the saying, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" famous was your mother? Test your knowledge of who said it in Black history, and see if you’re black history month brilliant, or merely a blockhead. </p>

What Supreme Court Justice said, "The dream of America as the great melting pot has not been realized by the Negro; because of his skin color. He never even made it into the pot."


What dreamy Harlem Renaissance wordsmith asked the haunting question, "What happens to a dream deferred?"


What professor, activist, and writer said, "It's a hard thing to live haunted by the ghost of a dream?"


What sassy black woman with a view said, "Who says a dread-headed black woman can't play a fairy princess?"


What Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate said, "Here's a riddle for our age: when the sky's the limit, how can you tell you've gone too far?"


Who was the overweight lover who wooed the world with the lyrics, "I'm walkin', yes indeed, and I'm talkin' ‘bout you and me. I'm hopin', that you'll come back to me?"


This former slave and life long learner committed to education said about love, "Great men cultivate love... only little men cherish a spirit of hatred."


What poet, professor, and beloved ego tripper said, "Most of us love for our need to love, not because we find someone deserving?"


This African born singer brought us the sweet rhythms of her homeland to Americans for forty years and said, "Love has never cared about my schedule. It just barges in whenever it wants." Who is she?


This professor and Noble Prize for Literature winner said, "Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than the love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole."


What writer and phenomenal woman celebrated herself and all uncommon women with the words, "It's the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my steps, the curl of my lips. I'm a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."


This Civil Rights movement icon caught a case by standing up for sitting down. She said, "People have asked me if it occurred to me then that I could be the test case the NAACP had been looking for. I did not think about that at all. In fact, if I had let myself think too deeply about what might happen to me, I might have gotten off the bus." Who was she?


Since we went there in the introduction, who actually did say, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired?"


What former slave, abolitionist, and women's rights advocate said these famous words: "Look at my arm! I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me. And ain't I a woman?"


What gun toting freedom fighting fighter said, "I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to. Liberty or death; If I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive."

Your result is:
Black History Blockhead

Run! Do not walk to the nearest library, and find out all you can about the rich history and contributions of African Americans. Some of those answers I practically gave away!

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Black History Bungler

You've got plenty of room to grow, but you're aware of some of the most unforgettable Black History Month figures. A library visit wouldn't hurt you, either. Then come back and take this quiz again and see how you fare.

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Black History Banal

You've learned enough about Black history to perhaps impress yourself. But you'll have to work a little harder to dazzle us. You're wading the water of the basics, but if you dive a little deeper, you're likely to find some little known pearls of wisdom that will benefit you tremendously.

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Black History Bright

My, my! Some of those were tough, and look at you! Sure, you know how to take the hints we liberally supplied, but that doesn't bother us one bit. Flex your intellect by going beyond the usual shining stars of Black History Month, and wow yourself and those around you by quoting some little known Black cultural wonders.

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Black History Brilliant

Congratulations wise one, you know your Black history, and I'd dare say the current cultural shakers and movers, too. Don't let it go to your head. There's always more to learn, and while you're at it, with your smarts, start making history yourself.

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