African Tapestry

African American History Month Knowledge Contest

Learn more about America's rich cultural heritage and win prizes weekly!

The Rules

  • On each Wednesday in February an African American History question or set of questions will be posted on this site.
  • The first person to correctly answer the question correctly and in its entirety is the winner.
  • The winner will be contacted by Dr. Lynette Sparkman-Barnes so they can claim their prize.
  • Answers must be sent by completing and submitting the form below.
  • After the winner is notified, the correct answer(s) will be posted for all to see.
  • At the end of the month, all participants' names will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize.
  • Prizes are donated from local businesses and from the UMKC community.


Last Week's Answer and This Week's Question


QUESTION 2:  FEB. 20th and FEB. 28th

Who was the first African American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize and for what contribution to world peace?


Here's the answer to this week's question:


Ralph Bunche was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for mediating and securing the peace between Arabs and Jews in Palastine in 1949.


Congratulations to our winner, Dr. Allison Roodman!


Thanks to everyone for participating in this year's contest!

Submit Your Answer






Last Week's Answers


Congratulations to this week’s winner, Mikayla Taylor!  Here are the answers:

Potato Chips:  George Crum

Ice Cream Scooper:  Alfred Cralle

Super Soaker:  Lonnie Johnson


Thank you to everyone who played along this year.  Everyone who played was entered into a drawing for a grand prize.  The Grand Prize Winner is….Freddy Lee Moore II!  Congratulations Freddy!


Remember to embrace and celebrate diversity every day of the year.  Together, we make our world not just better…but PHENOMENAL!!


-Dr. Lynette

Contact Info

Lynette Sparkman-Barnes, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Phone: 816-235-1090

African American Historical Resources

The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City

KC Public Library: African American History

African American History Month

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence