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Black History Month Resources

In honour of February being Black History Month, we are highlighting a number of books and resources available through the Harris Learning Library

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Students, staff and faculty at some of Canada's largest universities say they have experienced anti-Black racism on campus, and that they were targeted if they spoke out about their treatment, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

An introduction video to the 28 Moments of Black Canadian History YouTube series. This series explores 28 important figures, places, and events in Black Canadian history.

Africville, a small black settlement, lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families who lived there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration. Now, more than twenty years later, the site of the community of Africville is a stark, under-utilized park. Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers, speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.

To mark Black History month Asha Tomlinson hosts Being Black in Canada. The program highlights the work of two Windsor teachers who show their students what's missing in many of their history books. Asha speaks with Book of Negroes author Lawrence Hill about how the TV mini series is bringing Canadian Black history to a wider audience and we hear the story of Western Canada's Black Pioneers and how they're preserving their ancestors' history.