Group trivia was held in the Bannister Glasshouse where students were asked trivia questions about present as well as past events and achievements pertaining to black history.
D.R.E.A.M.S. (Developing Rational Empowered African Americans Motivating Society) hosted the event. “The significance of this event was to have fun while learning about Black History. Knowing your history takes time to grasp but when you can incorporate a fun environment like trivia, it not only makes learning fun but also the participants will retain the history they learned,” said Darrell Arnold, accounting major and D.R.E.A.M.S president. Questions ranged from MLK quotes to which rapper had 13 No. 1 singles.
There were four teams that participated in this event. The audience was lively and the spirit of friendly competition was in the air. Dejane Clark, senior psychology major, said, “The event was educational and competitive (in a good way). Choosing the answers was mostly luck because we guessed… a lot.”
The audience was shocked as the underdog competitors won the game. The team called the Rugrats were in first place until, the underdog team named, “The Winners,” won with 70 points after the bonus round.
“D.R.E.A.M.S. will be making ‘Knowing Your History’ an annual event. It’s vital for us to give the students a platform to learn about Black History. It enables students to see and learn about people that have made significant contributions to our society,” said Arnold.
This event fulfills part of the goal of D.R.E.A.M.S because it served others and made a way to educate the students while having fun.
The turnout proved that the event was successful. “It was a pretty good turnout,” said Clark.
Written by: Deborah Dahn. Photo credit: Deborah Dahn.