February 02, 2021

15 Top Games for Black History Month

Devin Hiett

February is Black History Month, a federally recognized national celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping U.S. history. In honor of Black History Month, 1Huddle will be rolling out new games all month long to help players celebrate and commemorate Black history.  Every week, we will release new games on historical figures, events, and movements that have made up more than 400 years of Black history and heritage in America. Ready to start playing? Here are 15 of the new games you can find premiering in the 1Huddle Game Shop this month: Black History Month#1 – Black History Month

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: February is Black History Month! This historic month is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Want to find out how much you know about Black history?                                                               

Malcolm X #2 – Malcolm X

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: Malcolm X was an African American leader in the Civil Rights Movement, minister, and supporter of Black nationalism whose ideas inspired the Black Power Movement. How much do you really know about Malcolm X’s life and legacy? Let’s find out!

Marsha P. Johnson Banner#3 – Marsha P. Johnson

Game Creator: The Oprah Magazine Category: Society & Culture Description:Marsha P. Johnson was a Black trans woman, drag queen, and activist at the forefront of the LGBTQ+ movement. Johnson was an outspoken advocate for gay rights who co-founded STAR, an organization that housed homeless queer youth. Johnson was also one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Are you ready to find out more about one of the most important Black LGBTQ activists in American history? Let’s play!

Rise Up#4 – Rise Up

Game Creator: Reverend Al Sharpton Category: Books & Entertainment Description: The national bestseller Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads, is a rousing call to action for our nation, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Al Sharpton’s unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader. Reverend Sharpton offers timeless lessons for anyone who’s stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed. So if you want to learn how to use your voice to change a nation, this is the game for you. Ready to play?

Becoming#5 – Becoming

Game Creator: Michelle Obama Category: Books & Entertainment Description: Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming has been renowned as one of the 50 most impactful Black books of the past 50 years. In her #1 New York Times bestseller, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her compelling life—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as a young professional balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent as the first African American First Lady of the United States. Ready to play the game based on Michelle Obama’s deeply moving life story?                

Nelson Mandela#6 – Nelson Mandela

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as the first Black President of South Africa and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. Let’s see how much you know about one of history’s most revolutionary leaders!

The Voting Rights Act Banner#7 – The Voting Rights Act

Game Creator: History.com Category: Society & Culture Description: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history. This landmark legislation signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson prohibits racial discrimination in voting and has been amended five times to expand its protections. How much do you know about the history of The Voting Rights Act and the people who pioneered it? Play to find out!

James Baldwin Banner#8 – James Baldwin

Game Creator: Poetry Foundation  Category: Society & Culture Description: James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright, novelist, and voice of the American civil rights movement who is acclaimed for his insights on race, spirituality, and humanity. Baldwin’s insights on the struggle of Black Americans and the saving power of brotherhood still ring true today. Play the game to find out more about James Baldwin’s upbringing, activism, and impact on world history!

Shirley Chisholm Banner#9 – Shirley Chisholm

Game Creator: The Oprah Magazine Category: Society & Culture Description: In the late ’60s, Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, and in 1972, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Ready to play the game on Congresswoman Chisholm’s extraordinary life and legacy?

Muhammad Ali#10 – Muhammad Ali 

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and he’s one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. But Ali wasn’t just an amazing boxer. He was also an accomplished activist, philanthropist, and so much more. Think you really know Ali? Let’s find out. It’s gametime!

Civil Rights Banner#11 – Civil Rights Movement

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: The civil rights movement was a struggle for justice and equality for Black people in America that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s. It was led by legendary activists like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Little Rock Nine and many others. How much do you really know about the unprecedented fight for equality and justice that spanned more than two decades of American history? Play and find out!

Bessie Coleman Banner#12 – Bessie Coleman

Game Creator: National Women’s History Museum Category: Society & Culture Description: Bessie Coleman was the first licensed Black pilot in the world as well as the first Native American woman pilot in history. So why haven’t most people heard of her? History has favored Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers, but this game was created to rectify that injustice and bring more awareness to Bessie Coleman’s exceptional life and achievements. Ready to soar to new heights with the game all about Bessie Coleman? Get ready to play!

MLK#13 – MLK Jr. 

Game Creator: 1Huddle Category: Society & Culture Description: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister, social activist, and prominent civil rights leaders who inspired generations of people across the world to mobilize for justice and equality. His leadership was fundamental in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in America. Everyone knows the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., but are you an expert on his teachings, philosophy, and accomplishments? Play to find out!

Just Mercy#14 – Just Mercy

Game Creator: Bryan Stevenson Category: Books & Entertainment Description: This worldwide bestseller is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. Get ready to play!                           

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  We’re doing something special to celebrate Black History Month this year… We want to hear from our players: What game do you want to play this Black History Month? Which famous Black activist, leader, or artist do you wish we had a game on? If you can answer this question from 1Huddle’s Black History Month game, then you might get to pick which game will be created next… Here’s your question: Who was the African American civil rights leader and poet who wrote the famous And Still I Rise poem?
    1. James Baldwin
    2. Maya Angelou
    3. Audre Lorde
    4. Toni Morrison
Think you know who wrote it? The first person to email the correct answer to dana@1huddle.co will get to choose the topic for a new Black History Month game. So what are you waiting for? Email us now for your chance to win!

Devin Hiett, Content Marketing Lead at 1Huddle

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