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Black History Month

February is Black History Month ~ both here in Canada and in the United States.
 
Below are some web sites about black history (the people, their stories, the social context, etc.) in our two countries. Plus, come to the library to check out our book display.
 
 
 
Historica Canada's Heritage Minute: Viola Desmond ~ The story of Viola Desmond, an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s. The 82nd Heritage Minute in Historica Canada's collection
 
 Being Black in Canada ~ a video from the CBC
 
  Black in Canada ~ search for profiles by clicking on Filter Profiles and then choosing an area of interest (e.g. Science & Tech, Law & Justice, Government, Sports & Fashion, etc.)
 

 Black History Canada ~ an annotated guide to online resources on the history of Canada’s black community

 Black History Month ~ from the federal Government’s Citizenship and Immigration web site

   Ontario Black History Society ~ check out the menu on the left side for Contemporary Profiles, Historical Profiles, information about the Underground Railroad, Historical Places, and more

 Celebrating Black History ~ from CBC Archives; includes television and radio clips from the 1940s to the present day

 The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery ~ follow a young slave as he flees a Kentucky plantation for Canada along the Underground Railroad

 Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada ~ from Library and Archives Canada; includes original documents

National Museum of African American History & Culture ~ the brand-new Smithsonian museum in Washington DC; fascinating collection of objects and stories

PBS' Black Culture Connection ~ a resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centred around Black history & culture

African American History Month ~ from Britannica School (outside of the school, you will need a password - see the handout in the library or ask Ms. Martin)

The History Channel presents Black History Month ~ "A rememberance to the important people and events in African-American history"

In Motion: the African-American migration experience ~ describes the migrations of black people from around the world to the United States

Voices from the Days of Slavery - Former Slaves Tell Their Stories ~ audio clips of interviews of former slaves

Underground Railway ~ an interactive trip along the Underground Railway

Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Black History Month ~ from the Academy of American Poets

Academy of Achievement ~ biographies of people who have shaped our world

For even more ideas, check out the WCDSB Virtual Learning Commons Black History Guide