Black History posterThis poster by artist Robert Small is part of a prize package for a trivia contest on Black history.

Determine truth or falsity of Black history facts to earn prizes

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

Social work student Nikita Pattathil won the Feb. 12 entry after correctly identifying Mary Ann Shadd Cary as the subject of a new Canadian postage stamp, Lincoln Alexander as the country’s first Black Member of Parliament, and Thornton and Lucie Blackburn as the subjects of the documentary Across the River to Freedom.

To enter today’s contest, the second in the series, answer the true-or-false questions below. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Thursday, Feb. 22.

True or false?

  1. Pan-African and Black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, gave a talk in Windsor in 1937.
  2. Mary McCleod Bethune, notable Black American woman educator and activist, was turned away from a hotel in Windsor while here for 1954 Emancipation Day celebrations.
  3. Sharon Burey became the first woman and first Black senator from Windsor when she was appointed to the Senate of Canada in December 2022.

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to

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