The African-American/Black Diaspora
Word Search Puzzlebook 

by Benoit L. Tshiwala


Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

Preliminary Remarks

PART I: A VISIT TO THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WORLD

The United States of America/ WS1

The United States Capitals/ WS2

Major African-American Churches/ WS3

Major African-American Churches/ WS4

Fifty Major Radio Stations (1)/ WS5

Fifty Major Radio Stations (2)/ WS6

Major Television Stations/ WS7

Forty Colleges and Universities/ WS8

Forty Colleges and Universities/ WS9

Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor/ WS10

Firsts in History and Politics/ WS11

Top Women Architects/ WS12

Black Women of Valor (1)/ WS13

Black Women of Valor (2)/WS14

Extraordinary Black Americans (1)/WS15

Extraordinary Black Americans (2)/WS16

Extraordinary Black Americans (3)/ WS17

Educators (1)/ WS18

Educators (2)/ WS19

Educators (3)/ WS20

College and University Presidents (1)/WS21

College and University Presidents (2)/WS22

Judges and Lawyers (1)/ WS23

Judges and Lawyers (2)/ WS24

Fifty Years of Blacks in Medicine (1)/ WS25

Fifty Years of Blacks in Medicine (2)/ WS26

Blacks in Science and Technology/ WS27

Inventors and Scientists (1)/ WS28

Inventors and Scientists (2)/ WS29

Top TV Hunks/ WS30

Twenty-six African-American Newspapers/WS31

Happy Birthday!/ WS32

Civil Rights Leaders (1)/ WS33

Civil Rights Leaders (2)/ WS34

Philanthropists/ WS35

Journalists/ WS36

Writers/ WS37

Writers/ WS38

Major Artists/ WS39

Musicians and Composers (1)/ WS40

Musicians and Composers (2)/ WS41

Giants of Music (1)/ WS42

Giants of Music (2)/ WS43

Jazz Immortals/ WS44

Singers (1)/ WS45

Singers (2)/ WS46

Singers (3)/ WS47

Ten At the Top of Hip Hop/ WS48

Actors and Actresses (1)/ WS49

Actors and Actresses (2)/ WS50

Filmmakers (1)/ WS51

Filmmakers (2)/ WS52

Filmmakers (3)/ WS53

Top Blacks in the Entertainment Industry (1)/ WS54

Top Blacks in the Entertainment Industry (2)/ WS55

Winners of the AAIAL Awards/WS56

Winners of the Tony Award (1)/ WS57

Winners of the Tony Award (2)/ WS58

Of Fashion and Beauty/ WS59

Firsts in Sports/ WS60

Greatest African-American Boxers/ WS61

In the Baseball Hall of Fame (1)/ WS62

In the Baseball Hall of Fame (2)/ WS63

In the Professional Football Hall of Fame (1)/ WS64

In the Professional Football Hall of Fame (2)/ WS65

Winners of the Heisman Trophy/ WS66

Ten Top Olympic Moments/ WS67

Olympic Black Women./ WS68

Presidents in Fortune 500 Companies/ WS69

Diplomats and Consuls/ WS70

Crusaders with Pen and Ink/ WS71

One Hundred Women Who Made a Difference (1)/ WS72

One Hundred Women Who Made a Difference (2)/ WS73

Fifty Who Changed America (1)/ WS74

Fifty Who Changed America (2)/ WS75

Fifty Who Changed America (3)/ WS76

The Most Important African-American Women of the Last Fifty Years/ WS77

The 100+ Most Influential List (1)/ WS78

The 100+ Most Influential List (2)/ WS79

The 100+ Most Influential List (3)/ WS80

African-Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps (1)/ WS81

African-Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps (2)/ WS82

Major Historic Landmarks (1)/ WS83

Major Historic Landmarks (2)/ WS84

Major Historic Landmarks (3)/ WS85

Black History: Prophets and Custodians/ WS86

Symbols and Principles of Kwanzaa/ WS87

Black Women Firsts/ WS8

PART 2: A VISIT TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BLACK DIASPORA

Countries of Africa/ WS89

Population: Ten Million or More/ WS90

They Gained Independence After Nineteen Forty-Five (1)/ WS91

They Gained Independence After Nineteen Forty-Five (2)/ WS92

They Joined the United Nations in Nineteen . . . (1)/ WS93

They Joined the United Nations in Nineteen . . . (2)/ WS94

African Capitals/ WS95

Currencies of Africa/ WS96

Africa’s Monetary Fractional Units/ WS97

Africa’s Chief Crops (1)/ WS98

Africa’s Chief Crops (2)/ WS99

Africa’s Minerals (1)/ WS100

Africa’s Minerals (2)/ WS101

Wonders of Africa/ WS102

Africa’s High Mountains, Notable Deserts, and

Notable Active Volcanoes/ WS103

Africa’s Major Natural Lakes and Famous Waterfalls/ WS104

Dialing an African Embassy in Washington, DC/ WS105

African and Afro-Caribbean Writers (1)/ WS106

African and Afro-Caribbean Writers (2)/ WS107

World’s Great Men of Color (1)/ WS108

World’s Great Men of Color (2)/ WS109

World’s Great Men of Color (3)/ WS110

ANSWER KEY

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX

NOTES

Comments? Suggestions?

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WORD SEARCH 17 WORD LIST: 72 entries

EXTRAORDINARY

BLACK AMERICANS (3)*

R S ABBOTT
M ALI
M ANDERSON
L ARMSTRONG
J BALDWIN
I B W-BARNETT
M M BETHUNE
E BLAIR JR
G S BLUFORD
R BUNCHE
J CARLOS
S CARMICHAEL
G W CARVER
C R DREW
W E B DUBOIS
E ECKFORD
E K ELLINGTON
M EVERS
J FARMER
M GARVEY
F L HAMER
W C HANDY
L HANSBERRY
M A HENSON
L HUGHES
J JACKSON
D JAMES JR
H JOHNSON
F M JONES
S JOPLIN

G JORDAN
P L JULIAN
M L KING JR
L H LATIMER
J LEWIS
LITTLE ROCK NINE
J LOUIS

T MARSHALL
F MCCLAIN
E MCCOY
F MCKISSICK
J MCNEIL
G A MORGAN
T MORRISON
J OWENS
BLACK PANTHERS
R PARKS
P B S PINCHBACK
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
A P RANDOLPH
D RICHMOND
FREEDOM RIDERS
P ROBESON
J ROBINSON
W RUDOLPH
B RUSTIN
BLACK SEMINOLES
R SMALLS
B SMITH
CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
M C TERRELL
S TRUTH
SLAVE UPRISINGS
C J WALKER
R WILKINS
D H WILLIAMS
G W WILLIAMS
G T WOODS
R WRIGHT
MX
C YOUNG
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                   *Susan R. Altman, Extraodinary Black Americans from Colonial to Contemporary
Times (Chicago, 1989), pp. 8-218.

 

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01. Aaron, Hank Louis (1934-); retired baseball player who hit more homeruns in a career than any           other player in the major leagues; WS63/74

02. Abbott, Robert Sengstacke (1870-1940); WS17/32

03. Abernathy, Ralph David (1926-); civil rights leader; clergyman; WS32/33

04. Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1947-); famous basketball player whose former name
        before becoming a Muslim was Lew Alcinder; WS52/75

05. Abraha (c. 350 A.D.); king of Ethiopia (NE Africa); WS108

06. Abraham (19th century); escaped slave ; advisor (negotiator for the Seminole
        Indians in treaties with the US; WS15

07. Abraham, Peter Lee (1919-); novelist; poet, story writer (S. Africa); WS107

08. Achebe, Chinua (1930-); novelist; poet; story writer (Nigeria,WC Africa); WS107

09. Adams, Numa Pompilius Garfield (1885-1940); educator; physician (neurologist);
        dean of Howard University’s Medical College; WS18

10. Adderly, Herb (1939-); musician (trumpeter); WS64

11. Aesop (c. 560 B.C.); fabulist and wiseman of the East; WS108

12. Ahmed, Mohammed (1848-1885); a.k.a. "The Mahdi" or Liberator of Sudan
        (NC Africa); WS108

13. Aidoo, Ama Christina Ata (1942-); playwright; poet; story writer
        (Ghana, W.Africa); WS107

14. Aiken, Kimberly Clarice (1975-); Miss America (1994); WS59

15. Akhenaton (c. 1350 B.C.); king of Egypt (NE Africa); WS108

16. Al-Arsham, Abraha (died in 569 A.D.); king of Ethiopia (NE Africa) and Yemen
        (S tip of the Arabian Peninsula); WS108

17. Albright, Robert (?); president of the Johnson C. Smith University (N Carolina); WS22

18. Aldridge, Ira Frederick (1810?-1867); Shakespearean actor (England); WS49/109

19. Alexander, Jr., Clifford L. (1933-); lawyer; governmental official; WS23

20. Alexander, Sadie M. (?); first Ph.D. black woman graduate of a U.S. university
        (University of Pennsylvania, 1921); WS88

21. Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossel (1898-); lawyer; civil rights activist; WS23