Black History Month was introduced to the UK in 1987 thanks to the hard work of Akyaaba Addai Sebo, a man from Ghana who worked in the Greater London Council.
Influenced by the American Black History Month, it aimed to celebrate the massive contribution that black people have had on British cultural, economic and political life. Over 30 years later Black History Month has grown, and is now celebrated in most boroughs across the country.
At SW9 we are raising awareness of Black History Month and we have a short quiz which everyone can participate in.
You can win a £50 gift voucher if you answer the following questions correctly. The winner will be selected at random from all entries on the 29th October 2018 and the winner will be notified by text message or email.
Please note: This is a one-off competition.
Any contact data you provide, that we do not currently hold on our systems (in line with your tenancy) will not be used for anything other than contacting you about the outcome of this competition. All additional information provided will be deleted by 31 October.
Q1. Who was the Queen of soul?
• Pattie Labelle
• Alicia Keys
• Aretha Franklin
• Meghan Markle.
Q2. How many fights did Muhammad Ali win throughout his career?
Q3. What year was Nelson Mandela born in?
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and contact number. Good luck!