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Black History Month in Canada

February is also Black History Month in Canada, too, and the accomplishments of blacks to the building of Canada are featured in a number of Web sites this month. Here are some of my favorites.

Blacks in the War of 1812 - complete with FREE downloadable poster
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/index.asp

Black History Month in Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/blackhistory/

Black History Canada - complete with a FREE downloadable education guide
http://blackhistorycanada.ca/

Vancouver Sun article about Black History Month in Canada
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Black+History+Month+Canada+slaves/6058286/story.html

CBC's (Canadian Broadcasting Company) tribute to Black History Month includes over a dozen radio and news stories about notable black historical events including stories about Africville (Nova Scotia), racism in Halifax, Oscar Peterson (Canadian born jazz musician), etc.
http://archives.cbc.ca/society/celebrations/topics/3509/

Canada Channel has a wonderful posting on Blacks History Month in Canada, including Canadian slavery, videos, curricula and links to some other wonderful sites
http://www.canadachannel.ca/slavery/index.php/Black_History_Month

The United Church of Canada has an interesting site including information about black churches in Canada as well as Black History Month
http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/general/120118

Black History Month in Vancouver and British Columbia
http://vancouver.ca/multiculturalism/blackhistory.htm

Black History Month events in Toronto and Montreal
http://www.td.com/to-our-customers/black-history-month.jsp

Over 40 public libraries in Canada will offer a FREE screening of the documentary film on the life of Harry Jerome, one of Canada's most celebrated athletes
http://blog.nfb.ca/2012/01/26/black-history-month-45-canadian-libraries-to-offer-free-screenings-of-mighty-jerome/

By the way, the U.K. celebrates Black History Month in October.

- Lisa B. Lee
Owner, GotGenealogy.com

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