For Immediate Release: March 31, 2017

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson, MMSD (608) 663-1903


The Madison School District and the 100 Black Men of Madison will host the 23rd annual African American History Challenge Bowl on Saturday, April 1 at 9:00am in the auditorium of the Doyle Administration Building. The winning team from Saturday’s competition will go on to represent Madison at the national competition.


This event is an educational African American history competition between teams of Madison middle school students in a quiz show format.


“The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Challenge Bowl is an educational program designed to enhance the appreciation and study of African American History,” Dr. Floyd Rose, President of the 100 Black Men of Madison. “ The AAHCB is open to all Madison Metropolitan School District Middle School students with the goal of encouraging pride, self-worth and an appreciation of African American history. The AAHCB is also a challenging and fun way for student to expand their knowledge of African American History in highly competitive local and national competitions.”


Teams spend months studying and working with their teachers to prepare for the competition. The event is produced by the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., and the winning team will advance to the National Competition taking place June 7-10 in New Orleans, LA.

“Congratulations to all of our African American History Bowl teams, who have worked hard to be part of this competition,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “Thank you to the 100 Black Men of Madison for being an incredible partner to the school district and making this learning opportunity possible.”