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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 above to find out how they did, and don't forget to take our bonus round below.

Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: This Oklahoman became a law professor and then gained national attention while testifying against Clarence Thomas before his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

a. Randall Kennedy

b. Anita Hill

c. Derrick Bell

d. Carol Swain

Q2: Between 1865 and 1920, which Oklahoma town was settled historically as an all-black town?

a. Boley

b. Rentiesville

c. Langston

d. All of the above

Q3: This event in Oklahoma’s history provided an opportunity for black settlers to claim property.

a. Prohibition

b. Land Run of 1889

c. Statehood Day

d. The Battle of Middle Boggy Depot

Q4: What did these Oklahoma civil rights activists, Clara Luper and Barbara Ann Posey Jones, have in common? They were:

a. Born in the same town

b. Museum curators

c. Educators

d. City council members  

Post your answers in the comments below.


Q5: The Greenwood District in Tulsa was a prosperous black community during the early 20th century. How is the area sometimes historically referred to?

Q6: He was the first black doctor in Oklahoma.

Q7: This historic Oklahoman was a scholar and author who wrote “Invisible Man.”

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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 ›