First Black History Bowl held on campus

The first Black History Bowl at Kennesaw State was held in the student center Jan. 26. Alumnus Bob Wise served as master of ceremonies‚ challenging the teams with statements such as “November 1945 is the date that this well−known magazine went on sale.” Correct answer: Ebony Magazine.

Georgia (Feb 7, 2006) — The first Black History Bowl at Kennesaw State was held in the student center Jan. 26. Alumnus Bob Wise served as master of ceremonies‚ challenging the teams with statements such as “November 1945 is the date that this well−known magazine went on sale.” Correct answer: Ebony Magazine.

“The intent is to have some fun and to make it educational‚” Wise said. “It’s important to understand our rich heritage and where we come from.”

The Black History Bowl was modeled closely after the Scholar Bowl‚ composed of several rounds of questions with point values assigned according to the degree of difficulty. The questions were a mix of past and contemporary history.

As the four−member teams matched wits‚ the standing−room only crowd answered questions silently‚ and some moved animatedly in their seats with the solutions in their minds.

During most of the competition‚ the Ladies of Kennesaw trailed; however‚ they staged a successful comeback to soundly beat the Distinguished Black Gentlemen with a final score of 245 to 160.

Wise hopes to see more students involved with national scholar competitions‚ as well as the Black History Bowl in the future.




 

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