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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Black History Month

From the Canadian Encyclopedia:

Black History Month is observed across Canada every February. Black History Month in Canada provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry. It was initiated in Canada by the Ontario Black History Society and introduced to Parliament in December 1995 by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected as a member of Parliament. Black History Month was officially observed across Canada for the first time in February 1996.

Here is a selection of library eBooks, library streaming videos, and websites where you can learn more about the achievements, contributions, and past & present experiences of Black Canadians. You can also discover more resources through Library Search.

For Seneca events and resources, please see the Black History Month space on MySeneca.

 Books
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada
They Said This Would Be Fun
The Skin We're In
Policing Black Lives
North of the Color Line
Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy
Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions
The Blacks in Canada
In the Black: My Life
Demanding Justice: A Story About Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism
The African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays
My Brother's Keeper: African Canadians and the American Civil War
The underground railroad next stop, Toronto!
Black Like Who? Writing Black Canada
Race and Well-Being: The Lives, Hopes and Activism of African Canadians
Blackness and Modernity: the Colour of Humanity and the Quest for Freedom
I Know Who I Am: A Caribbean Woman's Identity in Canada
 Streaming Videos
Ice Breakers
Black Soul
Remember Africville
 More Resources

Podcasts

Streaming Video Playlists

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