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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

Malcolm X


“They called me the angriest Negro in America.” So-said Malcolm X, the great defender of the rights of African Americans, who was shot and killed by three gunmen 50 years ago. On February 21st, 1965, the charismatic leader was to deliver a speech in Harlem in New York City.Read more

Portraits and stories

Portraits of blacks in Canada Black History Month is still very necessary, says spokesperson Valérie Daure Black community members testify they feel like 2nd class citizens Black History Month laureates: Madwa-Nika Cadet Black History Month laureates: Skipper Dean CBC show Daybreak broadcasts from Inhairitance salon in St-Henri

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?