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Black History Month: Home

February is Black History Month. This guide shares resources for learning about Black history, with a Canadian focus, as well as book suggestions for all ages.


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Use this guide to kick-start or deepen learning about Black history, including with information that focuses on Manitoba and Canada.  Find resources that share general histories and timelines; that highlight specific historical events; biographies; and discussions and stories about different Black peoples' experiences in Canada and the United States.


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 Unity Pool Hall, 795 Main Street, Winnipeg.

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You may also be interested in visiting our Racism & Anti-Racism and Words Matter (anti-oppression terms) Info Guides, linked below.

Manitoba and The Prairies

Black experiences and histories in Canada

Desmond Cole hosts Maclean's Live with a panel of Black Canadian writers

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

"A Worthy Fight" Women's Health in Women's Hands

Africville: The Black community bulldozed by the city of Halifax

Changing the Prairie Story

Viola Desmond

The video above is shared by Black Halifax - Stories from Here.