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> Black History Trivia, Can You Provide the Correct Answer?
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post Feb 2 2006, 03:21 AM
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Today marks the beginning of Black History Month.

The way this will work is that I will ask the first question about Black History. Whoever answers the current question must ask the next.

Questions:

Who was the first person of African descent to dine with a sitting U. S. president?

Who was the president?


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post Feb 2 2006, 05:07 AM
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Sally Hemings?
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post Feb 2 2006, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(Eeyore @ Feb 2 2006, 12:07 AM)
Sally Hemings?
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Eeyore I'm sorry, but it wasn't Sally Hemings.

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Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House in 1901. ( Which caused a total uproar by Democrats) Of course then the parties were opposite of today, how that switched I dont know.
http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/tr&btw.jpg Cartoon Image.

What country was settled by freed African-American slaves?

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post Feb 2 2006, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(Artemise @ Feb 2 2006, 08:34 AM)

Of course then the parties were opposite of today, how that switched I dont know.


I'm sorry, I know this is a trivia thread, but I take great offense to this "drive-by".
The only thing Democrats changed is their tactics. They have found that they can still oppress blacks economically, whereas Republicans are not satisfied with their physical liberation, but strive for their freedom from economic oppression also.
I would encourage you to read some Thomas Sowell if you'd like "the rest of the story".


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QUOTE(Artemise @ Feb 2 2006, 08:34 AM)
Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House in 1901. ( Which caused a total uproar by Democrats) Of course then the parties were opposite of today, how that switched I dont know.
http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/tr&btw.jpg Cartoon Image.

What country was settled by freed African-American slaves?
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Liberia, while not founded by, was settled by slaves...

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Everybody has asked the question. . ."What shall we do with the Negro?" I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature's plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!


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QUOTE(BoF @ Feb 2 2006, 04:21 AM)
Today marks the beginning of Black History Month.

The way this will work is that I will ask the first question about Black History. Whoever answers the current question must ask the next.

Questions:

Who was the first person of African descent to dine with a sitting U. S. president?

Who was the president?

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Ooh - good question. I don't know, but I'm going to guess it will have been a prominent African politician on a state visit (in either direction).

So I'll have to guess and say either Nelson Mandela (good guy) with Bill Clinton, or Idi Amin (bad guy) with Nixon/Carter.

Either that, or it will have been an actor or entertainer. Sammy Davis Jnr with Kennedy, perhaps? Bill Cosby with Reagan/Bush I? Maybe even Louis Armstrong with Eisenhower?

Or maybe it's a trick question - based on current theories of human evolution, we're all Africans, so it was Mrs George Washington?

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post Feb 2 2006, 04:59 PM
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Who was the first person of African descent to dine with a sitting U. S. president?

Who was the president?


Clue:

Eeyore was closest to the timeframe with Sally Hemings, but the dinner guest was before Jefferson. That gives two choices for the president, but who was the president's guest?

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QUOTE(Yogurt @ Feb 2 2006, 09:22 AM)

Edited to add - Just in case that's the winner, whose quote is this?
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Everybody has asked the question. . ."What shall we do with the Negro?" I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature's plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!

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I believe that was Frederick Douglass
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post Feb 2 2006, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE(tonyman @ Feb 2 2006, 01:23 PM)
I believe that was Frederick Douglass



My bad, the first question has not been answered correctly yet. You are correct on this though smile.gif
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I hope this isnt called cheating but...

On October 16, after an afternoon meeting at the White House with Booker T. Washington, President Theodore Roosevelt informally invited Washington to remain and eat dinner with him, making Washington the first black American to dine at the White House with the president. A furor arose over the social implications of Roosevelt's casual act.

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QUOTE(BoF @ Feb 2 2006, 11:59 AM)
Who was the first person of African descent to dine with a sitting U. S. president?

Who was the president?


Clue:

Eeyore was closest to the timeframe with Sally Hemings, but the dinner guest was before Jefferson. That gives two choices for the president, but who was the president's guest?
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Benjamin Banneker?
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My guess is Samuel Fraunces, or Black Sam. And the President would be George Washington.

If so, then my question would be, the name of the slave who ran away from George in the fall of 1796? If not, so much for my question....

And re the drive-by, the rebuttal to the same:

http://www.theblackrepublican.net/archives/000248.html
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Another clue:

The answer is in David McCullough's John Adams. Adams entertained the first black dinner guest when the seat of government was still in Philadelphia. The guest was a representative of Toussaint L' Overture, leader of a slave rebellion in San Domingo.

Since this appears to be a hard question, I see no problem with going around my question to answer KHT's.

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QUOTE(Juber3 @ Feb 2 2006, 02:02 PM)
where and when was malcom X born


Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 1925

Martin Luther King Jr. got the credit, but without the logistical assistance of this openly gay man the March on Washington might never have happened. Who was he?

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QUOTE(BoF @ Feb 2 2006, 02:46 PM)
Another clue:

The answer is in David McCullough's John Adams. Adams entertained the first black dinner guest when the seat of government was still in Philadelphia. The guest was a representative of Toussaint L' Overture, leader of a slave rebellion in San Domingo.

Since this appears to be a hard question, I see no problem with going around my question to answer KHT's.
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QUOTE(slim @ Feb 3 2006, 12:26 PM)
QUOTE(BoF @ Feb 2 2006, 02:46 PM)
Another clue:

The answer is in David McCullough's John Adams. Adams entertained the first black dinner guest when the seat of government was still in Philadelphia. The guest was a representative of Toussaint L' Overture, leader of a slave rebellion in San Domingo.

Since this appears to be a hard question, I see no problem with going around my question to answer KHT's.
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Joseph Bunel
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Slim got it. According to David McCullough, Joseph Bunel was the first person of African descent to dine with a sitting U. S president, John Adams.

Since slim didn't ask a question, I'll get the ball rolling again with an easier question.

New Question

In 1952 Ralph Ellison published an acclaimed first novel entitled Invisible Man.

How many other novels did Ellison publish before his death in 1994?

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QUOTE(BoF @ Feb 3 2006, 05:18 PM)
How many other novels did Ellison publish before his death in 1994?


None?

Edited to add:

In case it's correct,

After serving in the U. S. Army in France I went on to be the first black American to obtain a doctorate in mathematics in the United States, who am I?

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