Identify these noteworthy images of African American history

These 10 highlights of the National Museum of African American History and Culture remember black history in America.


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This moment in civil rights history featured runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their black-gloved fists in silent protest on the medal stand of what global athletics event held in Mexico City in 1968?

World championships

World Cup


Pan-American Games


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This four-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Whose victories in the 1936 Berlin Olympics showed Hitler-led Germany that white people were not a superior race?

Carl Lewis

Jesse Owens

Michael Johnson

Edwin Moses


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These sisters have dominated the tennis world for nearly two decades. Older sister Venus was the first African American woman to earn the Number 1 ranking in tennis, but younger sister Serena soon overtook Venus as the better player in the family and is now considered the greatest female player of all time.

The Smith sisters

The Bryan sisters

The Price sisters

The Williams sisters


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Which multi-racial golfer is second all time in major golf tournament victories?

Tiger Woods

Vijay Singh

Jack Nicklaus

Arnold Palmer


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This Cadillac was driven by which black musician who is seen as one of the pioneers of rock-and-roll with hit songs that include "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode"?

Robert Johnson

Chuck Brown

Chuck Berry

Buddy Guy


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"The Mothership" belonged to Dr. Funkenstein, the fictional character created by George Clinton. Clinton fronted which band that has influenced modern funk and hip-hop artists?

Parliament Funkadelic

The Village People

Morris Day and the Time

The Revolution


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This is one of the last remaining training planes for which famous group of African American aviators who fought in World War II?

Flying Tigers

Blue Angels

Red Barons

Tuskegee Airmen


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This pair of broken shackles represents what immoral institution of American history?


Jim Crow laws




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Which former slave and pioneer of Colorado helped others settle into the West and is seen here next to a replica cabin from her time?

Harriet Tubman

Sojourner Truth

Clara Brown

Lucy Stanton


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This wooden sculpture by Nigerian artist Olowe of Ise wears a crown that inspired what part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture?

Food court