Student Activities kicks off Black History contest


February is Black History Month and Student Activities is hosting a contest to test student’s knowledge of the history of this celebration.

Black History Quizzes

Each week on D2L will feature a quiz for students to take. There will be a new quiz each week, with random questions generated from a bank of over 100 questions. The quiz will be open from Sunday to Saturday. Multiple attempts will be allowed, but the questions change each time. Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of two $50 Wal-Mart gift cards each week, to be held the following Tuesday. The final drawing for the last two gift cards and a grand prize of an iPad will be held March 5. In order to be entered into the iPad drawing, participation in each week’s quiz is required.

Historian Currie Ballard examines a grave at Beulahland Cemetery near Langston, Oklahoma. Several towns in Oklahoma that were among the settlements built by African-Americans are hoping looking to draw tourists based on their history.

Historian Currie Ballard examines a grave at Beulahland Cemetery near Langston, Oklahoma. Several towns in Oklahoma that were among the settlements built by African-Americans are hoping looking to draw tourists based on their history.

Did you know?

A little lesser-known history about Oklahoma is that it was originally intended to be an “All-Black State,” as introduced by a bill in the 1880s from Sen. Henry Blair(N.H). Oklahoma was promoted for people starting anew after the abolition of slavery, and resulted in over 40 all-black townships.

The Social Sciences building will feature a display in the large display case on the east end of the building that features more facts about Oklahoma’s African-American roots.

For more information on the quizzes and display, contact Rachel Fixico, assistant coordinator of Student Activities, at 733-7371

 

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