poster of notable figures in Black historyThis poster by artist Robert Small is part of a prize package for a trivia contest on Black history.

Prizes await winner of Black history quiz contest

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.

To enter today’s contest, the first in the series, answer the questions below. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Tuesday, Feb. 13.

1. This woman, who moved to Windsor in 1851, set up a school for formerly enslaved people in abandoned army barracks, and eventually established a newspaper known as The Provincial Freeman, is featured on a stamp released by Canada Post in January 2024.

  1. Mary Miles Bibb
  2. Rose Fortune
  3. Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  4. Portia White

2. In 2024 a sculpture of this individual — the first Black Member of Parliament in Canada, federal Minister of Labour, and eventually Lieutenant Governor of Ontario — was unveiled at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

  1. Lincoln Alexander
  2. Jean Augustine
  3. Rosemary Brown
  4. Michaelle Jean

3. Featured in the 2024 documentary short Across the River to Freedom, this couple escaped from slavery in Kentucky, was jailed in Sandwich when American authorities sought their extradition to the United States, and eventually established Toronto’s first taxi company.

  1. Henry and Mary Bibb
  2. Thornton and Lucie Blackburn
  3. George and Millie McCoy
  4. John and Jane Walls

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

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