Black History Month

Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters above each photo to spell the name of a black person who has made a significant impact in Canada.


1. RRITEAH NTUBAM

This woman fought the slavery of Blacks and was a heroine of the Underground Railroad. She is believed to have made 19 secret trips to the American South and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom in Canada.


2. FFIINLM WISRAT BBSIG

This man was a leading merchant and one of the first Blacks to be elected as a city councillor in Victoria, British Columbia.


3. MWILLAI LHAL

This man was born in Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia. He became the first Black, the first Nova Scotian and one of the first Canadians to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest medal of honour given in the British Commonwealth.


4. HAISOJ HONNSE

This man and his family escaped to Canada from the United States. He helped many slaves adapt to life in Upper Canada and is the inspiration behind Harriet Beecher Stowe’s character Uncle Tom.


5. DR. WISLNO DONAHAIJ HAED

This man moved from the United States to Canada in 1959. He created the Urban Alliance on Race Relations in 1975. The organization still fights discrimination against all ethno‑racial communities.


6. AVIOL DSEMOND

This Halifax woman was arrested for sitting in the “Whites-only” section of a movie theatre. The Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People supported her actions for equal rights.


7. NLOCNIL AXLENDERA

In September 1985, this man was sworn in as Ontario’s first black Canadian lieutenant‑governor. He was the first black Canadian to sit in the House of Commons.


8. ËMIALLHCE NJEA

This woman was appointed Governor General of Canada in September 2005. She became the first black Canadian to be appointed to the position.

9. TINSAU RKECAL

This renowned black novelist won the Giller Prize for fiction in 2002 and the Regional Commonwealth Prize for best book in 2003 for his ninth novel, The Polished Hoe


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