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ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

Many people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada. Author Frank Mackey in his Montreal office © courtesy F Mackey It ended well before Canada came into being as a country, but unlike most areas around the world, it did not come to a sudden end, but rather a more gradual one. Attitudes and treatment of slaves,

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Dispelling the myth that blacks are ill-suited to northern climates

Dispelling the myth that blacks are ill-suited to northern climates

Since 1995 and as a result of a motion in Canada’s parliament, February has been designated Black History Month in Canada. It has been so designated in order to recognize the contribution of black Canadians to this country inclulding such fields as science, business, sport, arts, politics, social justice, and so on. Noted author, and lecturer, George Elliot Clarke, says there are still hurdles for blacks in Canada to overcome.

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Black History Month. RCAF Maj Walter Peters.

Black History Month. RCAF Maj Walter Peters.

(Canada Aviation and Space Museum) Retired Major Walter Peters stands in front of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet used by the Snowbirds at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa last February. Maj. Peters was born in Litchfield, Annapolis County,Nova Scotia in 1937, became Canada’s first black jet fighter pilot and also a member of Canada’s famed Snowbirds flight team Walter Peters was a pioneer. He was this country’s

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2nd Edition of the Underground Comedy Railroad Tour

2nd Edition of the Underground Comedy Railroad Tour

It went so well last year, they’re doing it again this year. Andrew Searles is described on the poster as the ‘First Negro to play the Fiddle’ and Rodney Ramsey as the ‘First Negro on Skis’. It’s all in keeping with their tongue-in-cheek attitudes. These two young comedians grew up in Montreal and have taken a chapter from the canon of Black Canadian History and put a comic twist on

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Canadian photo exhibit illustrates Black History

Canadian photo exhibit illustrates Black History

February is Black History Month in Canada and that is drawing attention to a unique photo exhibition at Ryerson University in the heart of Toronto. The university has a dedicated image centre that currently features an exhibition called Human Rights Human Wrongs. The exhibition showcases original press photographs of events from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement as well as images of the independence movements in Africa. Share this:

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The Slavery Triangle

The Slavery Triangle

Liverpool, England was one of the major ports in The Slavery Triangle. Today it is home to the International Slavery Museum. Admission is free, to the permanent and temporary exhibits, but in Britain they celebrate Black History Month in October. Share this:

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About Black History Month

Black history in North America, unlike “white” history, must take into account the hundreds of thousands of Africans who were brought to this continent against their will. The experience of slavery, in Canada and the United States, wreaked havoc for generations. Canada played a role in the liberation and eventual return of some slaves to Africa, but for many others, their lives had already taken root here. Read more

“I am a Man”: Behind our logo

I am a Man

This image is from a famous photo taken in Memphis, Tennessee, at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States. On March 29, 1968, a column of mostly Black men walked between the guns and bayonets of the National Guard on one side, and army tanks on the other, with their placards proclaiming, “I am a Man”.

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Portraits and stories

ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela Africentric Alternative School in Toronto, where every month is Black History month Painting speaks of black slavery in Canada Dispelling the myth that blacks are ill-suited to northern climates Canada Post stamps for Black History Month

Your opinion on Black History Month

Black History Month is only celebrated in North America and in the UK. Do you think it should be celebrated all over the world?

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