The Emancipation Day Challenge 2018. Rules, Entry Form and Questions

Emancipation Day Challenge 2018 Instructions

Emancipation day is almost upon us. Your mission, should you accept it, is to answer all 30 questions posed to you in this challenge.

  1. Complete entry information.
  2. Download challenge questions with entry form. You can also write out entry information and answers to questions, if you cannot download them. ( Downloadable challenge questions available soon).
  3. Answer challenge questions and submit with entry section completed to the AHF via email, regular mail or physical drop off. AHF email:
  4. Only submissions with all 30 questions answered correctly will be eligible for the winners draw on the 31st July 2018.
  5. Draw will take place at the AHF headquarters located on Two Mile Hill.
  6. Persons taking the challenge much be present or represented at the draw on the 31st July to be eligible as a winner and receive prize.
  7. Submission will close at 8am July31st 2018.

No automatic alt text available.

Entry Form

Name (Print):  ________________________________________________

Age Group: (16-21), (22-35), (Over 35). Please tick/circle one.

Sex: (M)  (F)

Email: ____________________________________________________

Mailing address: ______________________________________________________

Phone: (C) _____________________

(H) _____________________

Image may contain: text

 No automatic alt text available.

Win authentic Jewelry from Kenya

Image result for FACETS jewelry barbados  Win Jewelry from Facets International Jewellers valued over $400

Image result for Barbados Red Cross Win a course in First Aid from the Red Cross


Win this beautiful African Garment from Rootz Natural valued at $200

Image may contain: text

Win an original iCREATE masterpiece voucher valued at $100

Image result for What do you get with a day pass at Accra hotel in Barbados

Win a Day Pass for two at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Image result for massage barbados

Win a 40 min massage from ANKH HARMONY

Image result for ocean spray hotel barbados

Win a day pass for two with breakfast at Ocean Spray Beach Apartments

Image result for pirates inn barbados

Win a day pass for two at the Pirates Inn.

Image may contain: 1 person, text

Win a $40 voucher with FULL ELEGANCE BOUTIQUE

A lot more prizes to be won.

Questions for the Emancipation Day Challenge 2018

Article: (Heart to Heart)

  1. What did the “Emancipation Act” of 1833 state?


2. How much money did Philip Sherlock say Jamaican slave owners were paid as compensation after emancipation?


3. At a gathering at Knibb’s Church in Falmouth at midnight on July 31, 1834, the cry went up. What was the cry?


Article: (Emancipation Day is all about us.)

  1. Our nation was created through the labour of slaves, and sustained through what?


  1. Finish this sentence. “In a world that accepted and tolerated the legitimacy of Apartheid, where ethnic cleansing and racism have ravaged entire societies…


  1. In the calypso “The Slave” by the Mighty sparrow he says, “Many times ah wanted to run.” What is the next line in that song?


Article: (What is the meaning of emancipation to the African Caribbean working class?)


  1. Give two meanings of “What is the meaning of Emancipation Day to the African-Caribbean working-class”?


  1. In the (in)dependent states of the Caribbean, who are the elements that are in full control of the political system?


  1. Describe the second phase of our emancipation?


Article: (Ode to Jin Jin. The Harsh Truth Behind the Symbolism of an Emancipation Statue. This one article is divided into three articles).


  1. Who is Jin Jin?


  1. Some years ago, the Government of Barbados had changed the name of Trafalgar Square in Bridgetown, where the statue of Nelson is situated, to Heroes Square. Yet it was not courageous enough to move the statue that celebrates the British colonial and imperial enterprise. Why?


  1. The hostility to the mere mention of removing Nelson is symptomatic of the mental toll that the British colonial project continues to exert in Barbados. In what other ways is this mental condition shown in Barbados?


  1. When it became independent in 1966, Barbados made a calculated decision not to become a Republic even though it was possible, as other former British colonies had done, to be a member of the Commonwealth whilst being a Republic. Why?


  1. I remember an occasion a few years ago when a UK delegation met a former Ambassador and me to solicit Barbados’ support for a UK candidate seeking election to a UN body. What is the next sentence?


  1. I had a few colleagues who saw nothing wrong with Barbados writing to the Queen to obtain permission to give accreditation to a High Commissioner of another Caribbean country. Admittedly, this type of mind-set in younger persons is infuriating and it bothers me when I read the ignorant comments of persons in their 20s, 30s and 40s regarding Barbados becoming a Republic. What are some of their arguments?


  1. “Barbadians will be aghast at this assertion about lack of pride. After all, we have Crop Over, that ultimate annual display of culture and national pride.” What are the next three sentences?


  1. According to the writer of this article, what has the conservative nature of Barbadians nurtured?


  1. In this article the writer uses the term “Social Contract”. What role does this “Social Contract” play in Barbados today?




  1. What is the writer’s definition of independence?


  1. How does the writer define “Liberation”?


  1. What was Nkrumah’s first act of emancipation and what was the significance of what he did?


Article: (Should Barbados rewrite the oath and not pledge allegiance to the Queen?)


  1. What does taking an oath of allegiance to the Queen of Britain mean? (Should Barbados rewrite the oath and not pledge allegiance to the Queen?)


  1. Should the oath to the Queen be rewritten? Yes or No and why in no more than two sentences.


  1. What does swearing allegiance to the Queen give us the right to do?


Article: (Make Your Emancipation Real in 2018)


  1. It is a good enough place to start thinking of what emancipation is all about – not least being that it was on the pikes of Parliament Buildings that the heads of many beheaded slaves were exhibited to remind their kith and kin as to the consequences of bucking the established order. Whose head was put on display on these pikes in 1834?


  1. Either one was enslaved, or one was free – there could be no halfway condition. Against such a history and heritage it would be foolish for our commemoration of “Emancipation” to be confined to the donning of ethnic costumes and the eating of ethnic foods. What is the next paragraph?


  1. Because the output of our labour was never our own, the smart slave was the one who could get by with doing the least amount of work. He would use his wit to bamboozle the overseer: who was the model and describe the character of this model?


What do you think?


  1. Did you find this challenge educational?


  1. What are three things you will take away from this challenge?


  1. Do you think greater focus should be given to Emancipation Day? If your answer is yes, what are two ways that Emancipation Day can be given more recognition in your opinion?


The African Heritage Foundation thanks you for taking this challenge. We wish you good fortune in the draw for the winners of the Emancipation Day Challenge 2018.

Author: Admin

Leave a Reply