Teams of Milwaukee area high school and middle school youth competed in the contest that tested them on knowledge of Black History. The event was sponsored by the Social Development Commission (SDC) and featured questions on a wide range of questions. Topics covered by the competition included Africa, Discovery and Industry, Milwaukee Black History, and Education and Science.
A team of youths from Urban Underground took the top prize in the high school age category, defeating a team from Grandview High School in the final round. Hickman Academy won the middle school bracket, overcoming a team from Banner Prep in the finals.
The final rounds were taped by Time Warner Cable and will be rebroadcast on their Video on Demand Channel beginning March 4th.
Jason Newton, anchor and reporter for WISN TV, addressed the participants in the Black Knowledge Bowl. He congratulated them on their strong showings at the contest but urged them to keep working to be their best and take their quest for knowledge to the next level.
Deborah Blanks, SDC CEO, also encouraged the young people to continue their learning about the many contributions African Americans have made to the nation and to the world.
The Black Knowledge Bowl was held at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The day of activities was made possible by Presenting Sponsor Cricket and support from We Energies, Landmark Credit Union, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Associated Bank, Assurant Health and the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
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