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Black History Month


  1. Which black British journalist and newsreader was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism?
  2. Which English novelist immediately became a best-seller with her 2001 debut novel, White Teeth?
  3. Who was the United Kingdom's first black woman Member of Parliament?
  4. Halle Berry became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for which film?
  5. Can you name the first ever female vice president of the United States?

  6. How many gold medals did "Jesse" Owens win at the 1936 Olympic Games?
  7. Which American actor and diplomat was Ambassador to Japan between 1997 to 2007?
  8. In 2020, who came out of retirement to perform at the MOBO Awards Awards? It was her first performance in nearly a decade.
  9. At age 8, who made her first public appearance in a 1978 music video for Bob Marley's "Is This Love"?
  10. Multiple award winning British singer and rapper Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley is better known by what name?
  11. Which British-Jamaican nurse and businesswoman set up the "British Hotel" during the Crimean War?
  12. In 2022, who became the first African-American woman to appear on U.S. currency?
  13. Which American abolitionist made many missions to free enslaved people and gained the name "Moses of Her People"?
  14. British music producer and DJ Clifford Joseph Price MBE is better known by what name?
  15. Who is the creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce which became one of the most successful investments on BBC Two's Dragons' Den?
  16. In 2021 who became the host of the BBC quiz show Mastermind?
  17. Who was the first female newsreader of Caribbean heritage to appear on national British TV?
  18. Amongst her many achievements, who scored the UEFA Women's Cup Final winning goal for Arsenal in 2007?
  19. Which English weightlifting legend, competing in the bantam and flyweight divisions, has won more Commonwealth and global medals in his sport than any other person?
  20. Dame Shirley Bassey has recorded three James Bond theme songs. Can you name them?
  21. Which three female British athletes, are in the all-time top 20 list of world heptathlon athletes?
  22. Who was the first black man to win Wimbledon?


  1. Sir Trevor McDonald
  2. Zadie Smith
  3. Diane Abbott
  4. Monster's Ball
  5. Kamala Harris
  6. Four gold medals
  7. Sidney Poitier
  8. Sade
  9. Naomi Campbell
  10. Ms. Dynamite
  11. Mary Jane Seacole
  12. Maya Angelou
  13. Harriet Tubman
  14. Goldie
  15. Levi Roots
  16. Clive Myrie
  17. Moira Stewart
  18. Alex Scott
  19. Precious McKenzie
  20. Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979)
  21. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jessica Ennis, and Denise Lewis
  22. Arthur Ashe