[Ans] Which of these groundbreaking African Americans was born first?

[1-31-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage “This or That” Quiz Question: Which of these groundbreaking African Americans was born first?

The names I got in my quiz are as follows:

CorrectWrong
Countee CullenColin Powell
Charles DrewAlicia Keys
Dorothy HeightMartin Luther King, Jr.
Kenneth B. ClarkJesse Jackson
Jackie RobinsonHank Aaron
Ralph BuncheJohn Coltrane
Jesse OwensMae Jemison
John Hope FranklinGuion Bluford
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.Maya Angelou
James BaldwinMuhammad Ali

Today’s “This or That” quiz is a bit different. You are supposed to compare the date of births. So, every person cannot have the same answers. Here, I have listed groundbreaking African Americans sorted by their date of birth (Ascending order). You need to check both names to determine who was born first. (Table Source)

NameDate of Birth
Arna BontempsOctober 13, 1902
Countee CullenMay 30, 1903
Charles DrewJune 3, 1904
Ralph BuncheAugust 7, 1904
Katherine DunhamJune 22, 1909
Romare BeardenSeptember 2, 1911
Dorothy HeightMarch 24, 1912
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.December 18, 1912
Rosa ParksFebruary 4, 1913
Jesse OwensSeptember 12, 1913
Kenneth B. ClarkJuly 14, 1914
John Henrik ClarkeJanuary 1, 1915
John Hope FranklinJanuary 2, 1915
Gwendolyn BrooksJune 7, 1917
Fannie Lou HamerOctober 6, 1917
Jackie RobinsonJanuary 31, 1919
Edward W. BrookeOctober 26, 1919
James BaldwinAugust 2, 1924
Shirley ChisholmNovember 30, 1924
Malcolm XMay 19, 1925
John ColtraneSeptember 23, 1926
Chuck BerryOctober 18, 1926
Maya AngelouApril 4, 1928
Martin Luther King, Jr.January 17, 1929
Lorraine HansberryMay 19, 1930
Toni MorrisonFebruary 18, 1931
Quincy JonesMarch 14, 1933
Hank AaronFebruary 5, 1934
Amiri BarakaOctober 7, 1934
Colin PowellApril 5, 1937
Marvin GayeApril 2, 1939
Jesse JacksonOctober 8, 1941
Muhammad AliJanuary 17, 1942
Guion BlufordNovember 22, 1942
Jimi HendrixNovember 27, 1942
Arthur AsheJuly 10, 1943
Reggie JacksonMay 18, 1946
Mae JemisonOctober 17, 1956
Alicia KeysJanuary 25, 1981

Please comment if you find different answers on your Bing homepage quiz.

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9 Comments

  1. Gwendolyn Brooks vs Jimi Hendrix — Correct Answer: Gwendolyn Brooks.
    Colin Powell vs Arna Bontemps — Correct Answer: Arna Bontemps.
    Arthur Ashe vs Jesse Owens — Correct Answer: Jesse Owens
    Countee Cullen vs Quincy Jones — Correct Answer: Countee Cullen
    Edward W. Brook vs Guion Bluford — Correct Answer: Edward W. Brook
    Charles Drew vs Malcolm X — Correct Answer: Charles Drew
    James Baldwin vs Mae Jemison — Correct Answer: James Baldwin
    Martin Luther King Jr. vs Dorothy Height — Correct Answer: Dorothy Height
    John Coltrane vs Benjamin O Davis, Jr — Correct Answer: Benjamin O Davis, Jr
    Jackie Robinson vs Alicia Keys — Correct Answer: Jackie Robinson
    You’re welcome.

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