117 students participated in Black History quiz

One hundred & seventeen students from four high schools across the island participated in the Black History Celebration quiz 2010, according to a press release coming from the Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). 

online casino

The four participating schools are the Lycée des Iles du Nord, St. Maarten Academy, St. Dominic High School, and Learning Unlimited, said Shujah Reiph president of CLF.

The multiple choice quiz was organized by CLF as part of the month long Black History Celebration. The students had to answer to 26 questions by identifying St. Martin national symbols, dating events in black history, naming personalities of African descent, while outlining geographical location of the various countries in the Black Diaspora.

"The students were excited about participating in such a quiz, one which teaches them about Black History," said Etina Mussigton, teacher and coordinator of the quiz at the Lycée des Iles du Nord in Marigot.

The winner of quiz will receive a lap top computer, confirmed Reiph. The announcement of the winner will take place this Saturday, February 27, 8 pm at the 19th annual Black History Lecture to be held at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library.

Awareness and Evolution is the theme for this year’s lecture and was delivered by Dr. Mervyn C. Alleyne from the University of Puerto Rico.

The professor lecture will focus on "The Role of Africa in the construction of identity in the Caribbean," said Reiph.

Dr. Alleyne is best known as a pioneer in Creole studies, his work includes the publication of various books and papers including Comparative Afro-American — An Historical-Comparative Study of English-Based Afro-American Dialects, Roots of Jamaican Culture, and The Construction and Representation of Race and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and the World among others.

This year’s Black History Lecture is organized in collaboration with the Philipsburg Jubilee Library.