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How much do you know about Black History Month? Take the quiz.

Famed trumpeter Louis Armstrong was honored by other jazz greats at the 17th annual Newport Jazz Festival. (Peter Main / The Christian Science Monitor)

February marks the 36th anniversary of Black History Month, which highlights the actions and achievements of African Americans throughout US history. Other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also celebrate their own black history months. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of the facts.

- Andrew MachContributor, Aaron CouchContributor

1. Who is credited with being the first published African-American poet?

Phillis Wheatley


Maya Angelou


Robert Hayden


Alice Walker

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