Quiz – 211

1) Who worked with W.E.B. DuBois’ Niagara Movement and was one of the few white co-founders of NAACP in 1910?

2) What woman attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, signed the Declaration of Sentiments, and lived to see women win the vote in 1920?

3) Who ran a plantation in South Carolina and successfully introduced the cultivation of indigo as a commercial staple?

4) Who was the first black prima donna soprano at the Metropolitan Opera, starring from 1961 to 2007, the first black singer to earn the top fee of $2750 for each performance (second only to Birgit Nilsson who got $3000), and winner of 19 Grammy awards?

5) Who became the first female rabbi in the U.S. and the second in the world when she was ordained in Cincinnati in 1972?

6) Who sculpted the full scale marble statue of Lincoln which is in the Capitol Rotunda, becoming the first female and youngest artist to receive a commission from the government for a statue?

7) Who was the first black woman symphonic composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra – her Symphony in E Minor was performed in 1933 by the Chicago Symphony?

8) Who was the Zionist leader who founded Hadassah, an organization working on health issues for Jewish people in Palestine, and also rescued thousands of children from Germany in the 1930’s?

9) Who was the female Brigadier General who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Building in Arlington Cemetery which opened in 1997?

10) What woman wrote the first novel by an American to sell more than a million copies, “The Wide, Wide World”?

Answers-

(1) Mary White Ovington (2) Charlotte Woodward Pierce (3) Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney (4) Leontyne Price (5) Sally J. Priesand (6) Vinnie Ream (7) Florence Smith Price (8) Henrietta Szold (9) Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, USAF retired (10) Susan Warner

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