Questions on Daurene Lewis!
Answer the following questions of your choosing to learn more about Daurene Lewis and how she impacted society!
- What led Daurene Lewis to become involved in politics, particularly in her role as the first Black woman mayor in Nova Scotia?
- What were some of the major accomplishments of Daurene Lewis during her political career?
- How did Daurene Lewis's experiences as a Black Canadian woman shape her political career and the issues she chose to focus on?
- How did Daurene Lewis's political ideology and approach differ from those of other Black Canadian politicians of her time?
- What specific policies or initiatives did Daurene Lewis propose or support during her time in office to address issues faced by Black Canadians and women?
- How did Daurene Lewis's leadership and advocacy influence the broader movement for civil rights and gender equality in Nova Scotia?
- What was Daurene Lewis's role in the civil rights movement in Nova Scotia?
- How did Daurene Lewis's race and gender shape her experiences and the reception of her political career?
- How has Daurene Lewis's legacy been remembered and celebrated in the years since her time in office?
- How has Daurene Lewis's story been told and retold throughout history and how has this impacted the way she is remembered today?
- Why was Lewis being the first female black mayor relevant? What did her victory symbolize?
- Where was Daurene Lewis born? Were there other Black role models in politics at the time that she could have used as an example?
- What year was Lewis made a Member of the Order of Canada. What is the Order of Canada (OAC)? What African-Canadians do you know of that should be in the OAC?
- Why do you think it was important for Lewis to increase awareness of Annapolis Royal’s history? How did it benefit that community and Nova Scotia in general?
- What is the importance of electing more black politicians when looking to establish inclusivity and equity in politics?
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