Black History Month Quiz - Week 2
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 https://psacbc.com/topics/human-rights

Do you know your black history? Let us check it out!
He was born on August 15, 1803 in Demerara and became Governor of the new British Colony on November 19, 1858. He was remembered as “the Father of British Columbia”. Who was he?
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James Douglas or Black Douglas as he was called in Fort Vancouver was born in Demerara to a Scottish father and a black mother. According to your knowledge, Demerara is in …
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From 1858 to 1870, he worked tirelessly for Victoria’s Black Community as a politician, businessman, and defender of human rights. He also advocated for BC to join the confederation. Who was he?
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“Though still faced with intense discrimination, these pioneers enriched the political, religious and economic life of the colony.” They even went on to form one of the earliest colonial militia units: the Victoria Pioneer Rifle, also known as…
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Before becoming the first Governor of BC, James Douglas was Governor of Vancouver Island after Richard Blanshard resigned from his post. What was the year?
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In 1859, continuing his service as Governor of Vancouver Island, James Douglas authorized the construction of the government buildings in Victoria known as …
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