Lancaster County African-American History Quiz

Test your knowledge of African-American history in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

On Feb 12, 2017
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at which Lancaster County location on Dec. 12, 1963?

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At age 30, track star Barney Ewell of Lancaster won a gold medal and two silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in which city?

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Francine McNairy retired in 2013 after 10 years as the first African-American president of which institution?

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The Christiana Resistance occurred when Maryland slave owner Edward Gorsuch traveled to Pennsylvania to try to reclaim runaway slaves at the home of William Parker in which year?

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In 1995, Ron Ford became the first African-American elected to which post?

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Lancaster County's oldest African-American congregation, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on East Strawberry Street, was chartered in 1848 but dates its origins to which year?

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Madeline Anderson, who grew up in Lancaster, was inducted in 1992 into which group?

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African-American businessmen William Whipper and Stephen Smith aided escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad by hiding them in secret boxcar compartments in which Lancaster County borough?

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Protests aimed at integrating the Rocky Springs Swimming Pool in Lancaster took place in which year?

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Which establishment, just south of Penn Square, was the only Lancaster hotel open to African-Americans in the early 20th century?

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The Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster is named for an African-American man who was the first casualty of which conflict?

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Which was not a stop for Barack Obama in his two visits to Lancaster County during his first presidential campaign in 2008?

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a significant number of African-Americans lived in the area of North Prince and Clay streets in a neighborhood that was then known as:

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Marine Sgt. Joseph E. Jackson, who grew up on Woodward Street in Lancaster, worked during his deployment to collect medical supplies for children in the war zone. He was killed at age 27 in which conflict?

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The Lancaster branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and the Crispus Attucks Community Center were both founded in which year?

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In the early 1960s and again in 1970, the late Hazel I. Jackson broke barriers as the first African-American woman hired to teach at which 2 institutions?

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The Rev. Louis A. Butcher Jr. will retire in June after 37 years as pastor of Bright Side Baptist Church, which he organized in 1980 with six members. The large church, and its accompanying Bright Side Opportunities Center, is currently on which southwest Lancaster thoroughfare?

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The 1790 Census showed 363 African-Americans living in Lancaster County. How many were listed as enslaved?

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Community leader and former City Council President Nelson Polite Sr. died in 2016 at age 92. He lived his entire life in a home on which street in southeast Lancaster?

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Louise Williams was the first African-American woman to serve in all but one of these roles. Which is the exception?

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Robert Boston was a 19th-century African-American businessman in Lancaster who worked with white businessman Edward Rauch and Congressman Thaddeus Stevens to:

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Lydia Hamilton Smith, a 19th-century woman of color, was a property owner and businesswoman as well as housekeeper and confidante of which political leader?

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A wooded area known as the "Welsh Mountain" was home to a sizable rural settlement of African-Americans in the 19th century and much of the 20th century. The mountain is in which part of Lancaster County?

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An excavation site inside the southwest corner of the Lancaster County Convention Center highlights which type of space, where some believe runaway slaves were hidden?

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William G. Payne, born enslaved in Virginia, built a successful career in Lancaster in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in which occupation?

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