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Black History Month 2021: 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.


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.

Visit the four pages of book suggestions that highlight just some of the items available to borrow from the Library.  You may also be interested in visiting our Racism & Anti-Racism and Words Matter (anti-oppression terms) Info Guides, linked below.

Have a question? Contact us.  We look forward to serving you.


The late Gerry Atwell - musician and active community member -  on music, creativity and being Black in Winnipeg

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.