poster by artist Robert SmallThis poster by artist Robert Small is the centre of a prize package for winners of a quiz this month on Black history.

Quiz to test knowledge of Black history

The Black History – Black Futures planning committee has prepared a series of quizzes to run through the month of February, offering as prizes a poster created by Robert Small from his Legacy Collexion, along with swag from the Alumni Association.

To enter today’s contest, just send your answers to the following trivia questions. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Thursday, Feb. 3.

  1. Celebrated annually in Canada, Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery across the British Empire, which took effect in 1834 on which date?
    a) June 19
    b) July 1
    c) July 4
    d) August 1
  2. Black History Month was officially recognized by the federal government of Canada in 1995 when it adopted a motion by which MP?
    a) Lincoln Alexander
    b) Jean Augustine
    c) Leonard Braithwaite
    d) Howard McCurdy
  3. Which couple established Voice of the Fugitive, one of Canada’s first Black newspapers, in 1851 in Sandwich (now west Windsor)?
    a) Henry and Mary Bibb
    b) Thomas and Mary Ann Shadd Cary
    c) Jack and Viola Desmond
    d) Josiah and Nancy Henson

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.