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

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

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.

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

Phillis Wheatley

Maya Angelou

Robert Hayden

Alice Walker

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