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Name: ___________________ Block:________ Instructions: Match the famous black Canadian with their accomplishments. Word Bank: Elijah McCoy Harry Jerome Deborah Miller-Brown Sam Langford Josiah Henson Edith Clayton Richard Preston John Ware James Robinson Johnston Portia White Mifflin Gibbs Madeline Symonds Viola Desmond Mary Ann Shadd Oscar Peterson William Hall Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott Colonel Stephen Bluck Rose Fortune Thomas Peters Lydia Jackson George Dixon Marie Joseph Angelique Rev. Addie Alyestock Willie O’Ree Mathieu da Costa Carrie Best David George Oliver LeJeune Lincoln Alexander ____________________ 1. Was the first black slave in Canada in 1628. ____________________ 2. Was the first African Canadian to become a doctor in 1857. ____________________ 3. Was the first African Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Hamilton West in He was later sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Ont. in 1985. ____________________ 4. Was accused of setting fire to her masters house and subsequently burning down 50 other houses in Montreal. She was tortured and hanged in public. Later, Canada would outlaw the torture of convicted Black criminals. ____________________ 5. Was the first Black Nova Scotian to operate her own newspaper (The Clarion) and radio show (The Quiet Corner) ____________________ 6. Became the first Black Nova Scotian to participate at the Olympics in 1968. (track star) ____________________ 7. A basket craftsperson, who used her talents for the benefit of community groups. She received a medal of honour from Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. (born in Cherry Brook, NS) ____________________ 8. Was the first free Black to arrive in Canada in 1605. He was an interpreter, who translated many languages for French explorers during the fur Trade. ____________________ 9. Was known as “Little Chocolate.” He became the first Black World Boxing champion. He was the first boxer to win 3 World titles: paperweight, bantamweight & featherweight. He is also credited for the suspended punching bag and shadow boxing. (from Africville) ____________________ 10. She became Canada’s first policewoman in 1825 on the Annapolis Royal wharf. She also owned her own baggage carrier business. ____________________ 11. He became the first Canadian naval officer and the first Black to receive the Victoria Cross for his bravery in a battle in India ____________________ 12. He is the first African Canadian to hold the title of fastest man in the world. At 19 years old, he ran 100 metres dash in 10 sec. ____________________ 13. Was the first member of Nova Scotia’s Black community to graduate with a law degree in 1898 from DAL. ____________________ 14. A boxer from Weymouth Fall, NS, who was known as a great boxer and was feared by world champs. However, he never won a title. He was the first non-champion to be elected to Ring magazine’s Hall of Fame and was voted 7th best in heavyweight boxing history. ____________________ 15. Was Canada’s first known Black inventor. He invented the Lubricator Cup for engines. He is known as the “Real McCoy.” ____________________ 16. He broke the National Hockey League colour barrier when he debuted with the Boston Bruins in 1958. (New Brunswick) ____________________ 17. In 1993, he was selected to become the 3 rd recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, an international music award. It was the first time an African Canadian won. ____________________ 18. She was the first Black woman newspaper editor, for Provincial Freedom, in North America. She was also one of the first Black female lawyers. ____________________ 19. In 1928, she was the first Black to graduate, with a teaching certificate from the Provincial Normal College in Truro, NS. She taught in Hammonds Plains. ____________________ 20. Known as Canada’s first Black cowboy, from Calgary. His child, Nettie, is believed to be the first African Canadian child to be born on the Canadian Prairies. He was a famous horse breaker. ____________________ 21. Was a famous singer from Nova Scotia. She traveled the world singing to sell-out crowds. She was the first African Canadian to perform for Queen Elizabeth II in 1967. ____________________ 22. Was arrested in 1946 in New Glasgow for sitting in a white section of the movie theatre. This sparked the civil rights movement in NS. ____________________ 23. Known as the founding father of the Baptist Church in the Maritimes. ____________________ 24. A prominent businessman from BC, who became the first Black elected to Victoria’s City Council. ____________________ 25. Traveled to England to petition about the conditions of Black Loyalists in the Maritimes. While in England, he met agents from the Sierra Leone Company. The company would eventually come to NS and transport Black Loyalists to Sierra Leone. ____________________ 26. He was known as the “most controversial” former slave to come the Canada. His life was recorded in a book called The Life of …, Formally a slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada. This book inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He also helped to create the Dawn Settlement near Chatham, ONT. ____________________ 27. She became the first African Canadian Woman to be ordained a minister in Canada. ____________________ 28. She was tricked in 39 years of indentured servitude to NS. ____________________ 29. Was the commander of the Black Pioneers during the American Revolution. He arrived in Birchtown, where he became a community leader. ____________________ 30. One of the most important church and community leaders in NS. He was President of the Abolitionists in Halifax. He created the African United Baptist Association in 1854.
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