poster by artist Robert SmallThis poster by artist Robert Small is the prize for winners of quizzes this month on Black history.

Government officials subject of Black history quiz

The Black History – Black Futures planning committee has prepared quizzes to run through the month of February, offering as a prize a poster created by alumnus Robert Small (BA 1993) — an Officer of the Order of Canada — from his Legacy Collexion.

To enter today’s contest — the first in the series — just send your answers to the following trivia questions. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

  1. In 1963, this man, a Toronto-born lawyer of Caribbean descent, became the first Black Canadian elected to a provincial legislature, serving as a Liberal member until 1975.
    a) Bromley Armstrong
    b) Leonard Braithwaite
    c) Stanley Grizzle
    d) Donald Moore
  2. The first Black Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, was born in this country.
    a) Benin
    b) Haiti
    c) Jamaica
    d) Liberia
  3. This individual was the first Black Member of Parliament in Canada, served as federal Minister of Labour, and was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
    a) Lincoln Alexander
    b) Jean Augustine
    c) Rosemary Brown
    d) Michael Coteau

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please.