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Black History: Home

Find a wide range of resources about Black history, and current experiences, with a focus on Canada. Download our Black Authors reading list with books for all ages.

Welcome to Winnipeg Public Library's Black History Info Guide. This guide shares a wide range of resources to help learn more about Black history, with a focus on Canada.  You will find articles, documentaries, short videos, and book recommendations.

Gridiron underground : Black American journeys in Canadian football
Where they stood : the evolution of the Black Anglo community in Montreal
They call me George : the untold story of black train porters and the birth of modern Canada
Go do some great thing : the Black pioneers of British Columbia
Fear of a black nation : race, sex and security in sixties Montreal
Policing Black lives : state violence in Canada from slavery to the present
Blacks in Canada : a history
Unsettling the Great White North : Black Canadian history

Image credit for card on Search Smart page: Owen Clark Collection-CFI, sourced from Winnipeg Free Press, February 21, 2016 "Longtime porter became labour leader, pillar of black community", author: Christian Cassidy.
The image is of the former Unity Pool Hall, 795 Main Street, Winnipeg.