Black Canadian history

February is Black History Month in Canada—the perfect time to learn more about the many important achievements and contributions of Black Canadians! It’s also the perfect time to refresh your language skills. Luckily, we’ve created a quiz to help you do both!

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with the correct spelling, punctuation or capitalization, and learn about Black Canadian history!

1. In 1946, civil rights activist Carrie Best and her son co-founded The Clarion, Nova Scotia’s first Placeholder for the answer and for Black Canadians.
2. Upon winning the 1963 Ontario provincial election, Leonard Braithwaite became the first Black Canadian elected to a provincial government. He was later Placeholder for the answer in 1967 and 1971.
3. Between 1800 and 1865, some 30,000 fugitive slaves travelled on the Underground Railroad to seek freedom in Canada Placeholder for the answer the "Promised Land."
4. After settling in Dresden, Ontario, former slave Josiah Henson created Dawn Settlement, a place to educate fugitive slaves and teach them skills that would make them Placeholder for the answer.
5. In the 1850s, Chatham, Ontario, was a hub of anti-slavery activity and one of the northern Placeholder for the answer of the Underground Railroad. Descendants of some of Chatham's formerly enslaved settlers still live there today.
6. Trailblazing politician Jean Augustine, who played a pivotal role in establishing Black History Month in Canada, was the first Black woman elected as a Placeholder for the answer.
7. William Hall became the first Black person, the first Nova Scotian and the first Canadian sailor to be awarded the Placeholder for the answer for bravery.
8. The Black Theatre Workshop emerged in the 1960s, providing dynamic venues for the work of Black Placeholder for the answer, directors and actors and allowing Black theatre to flourish across Canada.
9. With gold medals in the 100 Placeholder for the answer sprint and 4 x 100 Placeholder for the answer relay, Donovan Bailey is one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
10. In 1967, ten Torontonians of West Indian heritage founded the Caribana cultural festival to celebrate the Placeholder for the answer traditions of the Caribbean.