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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SUMMARY: A multimedia project launched in April 2021: "Exploring the past, present and future of Black Prairie life through the themes of Migration, Putting in Work, Black and Indigenous Relations, Politics and Resistance, and Black to the Future."
SUMMARY: Google document maintained by Huda Hussan. "This is a collection of multiple resources to help illuminate the context of black life and black history in Canada because “crowd-sourced syllabi are acts of resistance.” This hashtag was developed by Anthony Morgan, a lawyer and community advocate, after questions surrounding the necessity of Black Lives Matter Toronto sparked off after the group’s protests at Pride on July 5th."
SOURCE: Library and Archives Canada
SUMMARY: An extensive list of resources, including: Research at Library and Archives Canada, research in published sources, and
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