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Who Am I....African American Riddles

What African American Am I ?

I am a female.
I write poems.
I was a slave.
I was kidnapped.
When my first husband died ,
I married another man and had three children.
I died at the age of 31.

Who am I?

Phillis Wheatly
By Natalee

 

What African American Am I?

I was born on May 19,1925.
I wear glasses.
I fought for black Americans.
I went to jail.
I died at the age of 39.
I was a leader of the nation of Islam.

What African American Am I?

 Malcolm X

By Christopher

What African American Am I?

 

I lived from 1797 to 1883.
I was a missionary among slaves in New York.
I used my talent of speaker for the slavery movement.
My name was changed by a Quaker family to Van Wagener.
What African American Am I?

Sojouner Truth

By Coneeka

 

What African American Am I?
I am an American patriot.
I lived a good life.
I am from Mani.
I was a slave
I fought for my freedoom.

What African American Am I?
Joseph Cinque

By Cynthia.

What African American am I ?

I was the fifteenth of seventeen children.

I was born on July 10, 1875.

I saw education as the key to improving the lives of African-Americans.

I was a school teacher.

I worked hard to open up opportunities for African Americans.

What African American Am I?
Mary McLeod Bethune

By DENNICE

 

What African American Am I ?

I am an inventor .

I invented air conditioning for cars.

I also invented a box office device that distributed tickets automatically.

I also invented the portable x-ray machine.

What African American am I ?
Frederick Mckinley Jones
By Lakendra

 

What African American Am I ?

I was born around 1860 and died 1943.

My mother Mary was afraid I woundnąt live long because I was so

thin and sickly.

I made 300 useful things out of peanuts.

What African American Am I ?
George Washington Carver

By Alesha

 

Answers are

1. Phyllis Wheatley

2. Malcolm X

3. Soujourer Truth

4.Joseph Cinque

5.Mary McLeod Bethune

6.Frederick McKinley Jones

7.George Washington Carver