JONESBORO Who is Jackie Robinson?
What did Harry Belafonte do?
Where was the nonviolent “sit-in” movement born?
Students from Adamson, Babb, Kendrick, Morrow, Mundy’s Mill, North Clayton and Pointe South middle schools will get a chance to answer those questions this weekend.
That is because county Commissioner Sonna Singleton is set to host her first ever “Black History Month Quiz Bowl” competition Saturday.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 2112 Rex Road, in Morrow. During the competition, pupils will answer questions about contributions made by African-Americans in arts, science, politics, exploration, business, education, history, sports and entertainment.
And what goes to the team whose members know the most historical facts, such as the number of African-American Reconstruction-era members of the U.S. Congress, and what tasty desert was created by August Jackson?
Well, they get money.
And that dough can make them even more dough in the years to come.
Fifty-dollar savings bonds for each member of the first-place team, to be exact. Meanwhile, members of the second-place team each get a $25 savings bond, according to Singleton’s office.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the great accomplishments of African-Americans and the contributions we have made to this country,” said Singleton in a written statement. “I am even more excited at the opportunity to showcase the bright, intelligent and academically focused students that we have in Clayton County middle schools.”