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Voting Quiz: Let’s Get Ready to Do This Thing!

While this campaign season is truly one for the history books, how much do you know about memorable moments from elections past? Learn fun facts and serious statistics.

While this campaign season is truly one for the history books, how much do you know about memorable moments from elections past? Get up to date on the issues and check out the voting rules for your state so you can make your voice heard; then test your knowledge of Black voting history right now or while you wait at the polls.

1
The “Godfather of Soul” James Brown was known for his political and social activism. Which president was the inspiration for his hit song “Funky President”?
2
What year did Black women nationally secure the right to vote?
3
Which of these women was one of the cofounders in 1913 of the Alpha Suffrage Club, an organization that advocated for the voting rights of Black women?
4
Which of the following tactics have been used to prevent Black people from voting?
5
What year did the U.S. have its first Black woman candidate for vice president?
6
6. What campaign slogan did Shirley Chisholm use when she became the first Black woman to seek a major party presidential nomination in 1972?
7
Which presidential candidate, known for his rhyming style, was lauded for his communication skills?
8
Which of the following celebrities did not participate in the voter mobilization effort Rap the Vote?
9
What is the name of the movement launched by Black churches to get their parishioners to the voting booth?
10
True or False: Black men as a group are more reliable voters than Black women.
11
True or False: For the 2020 presidential election, everyone can vote by mail because of the pandemic.
12
The following four actors each portrayed a fictional U.S. president on the big screen. Which one played the commander in chief in two different roles?

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