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Trivia Tuesday: Black History Month

It's Black History Month, so we took our trivia to Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City and put a few people to the test. Watch the video to see how they did. You can also play along and participate in our bonus round below.

Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: Frederick Douglass Moon was the first black person elected to what governing body?

a.      The Oklahoma City School Board

b.      The Oklahoma Legislature

c.      The Oklahoma City Council

Q2: Which Oklahoma college was established for black students when it was founded in 1897?

a.      St. Gregory's

b.     Langston University

c.      East Central University

Q3: What Harlem Globetrotter star was born in Oklahoma?

a.      Meadowlark Lemon

b.     Marques Haynes

c.      Curly Neal

Q4: Who was the first black student to letter in football at Oklahoma State University?

a.      Prentice Gautt

b.      Chester Pittman

c.     George Palmer

Post your answers in the comments below.


Q5: Oklahomans J. Herman Banning and Thomas C. Allen became the first black pilots to do this:

Q6: Who was the first black Oklahoman to be admitted to the University of Oklahoma Law School?

Q7: Who was the civil rights leader who said, in reference to the Katz Drugstore sit-ins: "I knew I was right, because somewhere I read in the 14th Amendment, that I was a citizen and I had rights, and I had the right to eat. Within that hamburger was the whole essence of democracy. If you could deny me the right to eat, you could deny me the right to live or work where I want."

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›