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Black History Month: Home


Websites and Other Resources

Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada – Library and Archives Canada
In 2001, at the invitation of the J'Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre, Library and Archives Canada commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Anti-Slavery Society of Canada in 1851 with this exhibition.

Black History Month in Canada's Digital Collections
Canada's Digital Collections (CDC), produced in partnership with Industry Canada includes Black history related content.

Black History Canada Portal
An annotated guide to online resources on the history of Canada's Black communities.

Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History in Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about Black Canadians and their communities.

Mary Ann Shadd Cary – Library and Archives of Canada
Discover the records documenting Mary Ann Shadd Cary's abolitionist activities and personal life.

Underground Railroad – Historica Foundation
The acclaimed Historica Minutes (and specifically, the Underground Railroad) are one-minute movies that portray exciting and important stories from Canada's past.

Digital Museums Canada – BC's Black Pioneers: Their Industry and Character Influenced the Vision of Canada
In 1858, leaving behind an increasingly racist and divisive America, some 800 educated and skilled Black men and women came to the Colony of British Columbia, at the invitation of its Governor, Sir James Douglas. Discover the stories of determination, achievements and endurance of these intrepid pioneers, who helped lay the foundation of a newly colonized Vancouver Island, while also contributing to Canada's development and diversity.

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