Black History Month Quiz - Week 3
February is Black History Month – time to acknowledge and celebrate the cultural and political contributions of people of African descent to Canada!
The PSAC BC Mainland Human Rights Committee has created a series of fun and educational quizzes designed to test your knowledge of Black History in Canada. We'll be posting one per week during February.
Test your knowledge below and watch for the next quiz coming next week at
Do you know your black history? Let us check it out!
He was a world-class athlete, Olympic medalist and an outstanding advocate of amateur sport and fitness in Canada. “Our Government is proud to recognize his embodiment of the Olympic ideals of determination, achievement, and inclusivity” In May,2010 in Vancouver, BC. What is his name?
Harry Winston Jerome
In 2014, Canada Post recognized the oldest black community in the city of Vancouver with a commemorative Black History Month stamp. What is the name of that community?
Neighbourhood East Vancouver city
The community of Black People
One of the most prolific poets in the goldfields was a black woman. Her first poem in Caribboo Sentinel was written in August 1868 to celebrate Canada’s first Dominion Day. She was called a Dominionist when she closed her poem with the line: … “Shall hail with triumph each Dominion Day”. Who was she?
In 1858, how many Blacks, from California, migrated to Vancouver Islands on invitation from Governor James Douglas, who himself was half-black?
At 17, she was one of the fastest female women in the world. In 1938, she became the first Black female athlete to represent Canada in international competition at the British Empire Games in Australia. In 1948, she became the first visible minority hired by the Vancouver School Board to teach physical education at Strathcona School. In 2012 she was inducted into BC Sport Hall of Fame at 91 years old. Who was she?
She was the first black woman elected to Canadian provincial legislature representing Vancouver – Burrard British Columbia in the legislature. She was also the first black woman to run for leadership of a Canadian federal political party. What is her name?
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