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History: Black History Month

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 are a selection of library eBooks, library streaming videos, and websites where you can learn more about the achievements, contributions, and past and present experiences of people of African descent. You can also discover more resources through Library Search.

North of the Color Line
Demanding Justice: A Story About Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions
The Blacks in Canada
Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy
Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism
In the Black: My Life
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada
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
Frederick Douglass
Maya Angelou
Breaking White Supremacy
All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
 Streaming Videos
Ice Breakers
Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer
Black Soul
I Am Not Your Negro
Anita : Speaking Truth to Power
Remember Africville
 More Resources
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