Black Disabled Trivia

A Black Disabled History quiz by Leroy F. Moore, Jr.

1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? What was her disability?

2) This famous soul singer wrote a book in 1997 called "Truly Blessed", about his life before and after his accident.

3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player.

4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in "Boyz N The Hood".

5) A 1992 comedy show, "In Living Color", introduced the first Black disabled super hero.

6)This Black amputee, 1984 Olympic skier and author, was the first Director for President Clinton’s Human Capital Issues on the National Economic Council.

7)  DuBose Heyward’s book, "Porgy" about a Black disabled beggar, became a storyline of a Black opera.  Name the opera.

8)  In 1828 or 1829, so the story is told, in free Cincinnati, or down the river in slave Louisville, or maybe in Pittsburgh (or was it Baltimore?), an obscure actor named Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice came across a crippled black stablehand doing a grotesquely gimpy dance.  Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice made this dance popular in minstrel shows. His name was later used as laws in the show that separated Blacks and whites in public areas.

9)  This Blind Black Jazz singer sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist.   He also  marched with Martin Luther King Jr. & said, “ "Tho' I'm blind I can see the injustice here.”  

10)  He was the President of the Rock Hill NAACP and in 1961 held a “wheelchair sit-in.” He rolled up to the lunch counter in his wheelchair at McCrory Five & Dime and asked for service, but was denied. He claimed that he did not break any laws because he never actually sat on a lunch counter seat.” 

11)  This famous peg leg dancer owned a country club for Black Americans in upstate New York during 1951-1987 along with his wife. 

12)  She is a Black deaf actress and has played in movies like "Barber Shop 2" and in "Compensation".

13)   This Black amputee, a 1984 Olympic skier and author, was the first Director for former President Bill Clinton’s Human Capital  Issues on National Economic Council.

14)  He was in a car accident that left him a wheelchair user.  He is now a CEO of 2nd Generation Records and building a entertainment complex in Detroit MI.  He wrote a book about his life entitled, "Going Full Circle: From Life to Death to Life". 

15)  He was a Black disabled activist and Black Panther.  He helped to bring the Black Panthers into the San Francisco 504 protest in 1977 at the federal building.  It was written that his frame was, revolutionary black nationalism and disability power had already combined. 

16)  This national organization became the first national organization for and by Black Disabled people and their supporters. 

17) This all Black Deaf Hip-Hop dance troupe is from Washington, D.C.

18) This Black folk singer used to lead Black blind blues singers all through the south as a little boy in the early 1920’s.

19)  He was one of the first blind music producers in Oakland, CA Hip-Hop scene back in the 80’s and early 90’s.  He worked on Tony! Toni! Toné! gold album, "Who?", and had an accessible studio in the Oakland Hills.