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Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History Timeline site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History Timeline
This timeline shows key events and contributions for Black Canadians in the history and development of Canada. You can change the time limitations at the front of the timeline. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/timelines/black-history/

 
Historica Heritage Minutes: Viola Desmond site description for Historica Heritage Minutes: Viola Desmond
This Heritage Minute tells the story of Viola Desmond, an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s. Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a Canadian banknote, the $10 bill. 
https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/viola-desmond

 
Historica Heritage Minutes: The Life of Richard Pierpoint site description for Historica Heritage Minutes: The Life of Richard Pierpoint
This Heritage minute and the biography below the video tell of Richard Pierpoint, a man born in Senegal who become a slave, a soldier and an amazing Canadian. 
https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/richard-pierpoint

 
Book of Negroes site description for Book of Negroes
This article and accompanying video explain the significance of "The Book of Negroes", a ledger created during the American Revolutionary War with thousands of names, ages and physical descriptions of slaves and freed black people who were settling in Nova Scotia. 
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/slaves-british-loyalists-book-negroes-revealed-n307161

 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Black History Month site description for Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Black History Month
Every year Canadians are invited to commemorate the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. Scroll down the page to access videos about key events and people in Canada's history. 
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/index.asp

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Portia White site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Portia White
Portia White was the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. White was named a “person of national historic significance” by the Government of Canada in 1995. 
http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/portia-white-emc/

 
Veterans Affairs Canada: Black Canadians in Uniform site description for Veterans Affairs Canada: Black Canadians in Uniform
This site provides a history of military involvement for Black Canadians, from the War of 1812 through to the conflict in Afghanistan. Click on the red tab on the right side to get a Table of Contents. 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/black-canadians-in-uniform

 
William Hall, VC site description for William Hall, VC
William Hall was the first Black Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. Born in 1827, he died in 1904 after a life as a ship's captain. Read about his life as a sea captain in the Royal British navy and how he came to win the Victoria Cross. 
https://museum.novascotia.ca/collections/gallery/objects/medal-victoria-cross

 
Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia site description for Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia
Between 1783 and 1785, more than 3000 Black persons came to Nova Scotia as a direct result of the American Revolution. This website offers some excellent histories and stories from this experience. 
http://novascotia.ca/museum/blackloyalists/

 
Canadian Black History Virtual Museum site description for Canadian Black History Virtual Museum
Visitors can view photos, videos, and listen to music. Explore the five themed rooms of the building. The exhibit is accompanied by the Black History Treasure Hunt quiz, which tests the knowledge gained during the visit. 
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/games/museum/main.asp

 
Black History Canada site description for Black History Canada
This is a short but informative guide to the history of Black Canadians. Topics include early settlements, immigration, and notable achievements plus a timeline for teachers and links to related websites. 
http://blackhistorycanada.ca/

 
The Freedom Seeker: The Life and Times of Daniel G. Hill site description for The Freedom Seeker: The Life and Times of Daniel G. Hill
This online exhibit is from the Archives of Ontario, celebrating Daniel G. Hill's contributions to human rights in Canada. The exhibit was prepared by Hill's son, Lawrence Hill, the author of The Book of Negroes. 
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/dan_hill/index.aspx

 
CBC: Slavery in Canada site description for CBC: Slavery in Canada
The history of slavery in Canada is described in this interactive timeline of events. Beginning in 1500 and ending in 1897, Canada's relatively unknown history with slavery is detailed. 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/slavery-canada/slides.html

 
Black Heritage Edukit site description for Black Heritage Edukit
This Edukit presents some of the traditions and culture of Black Canadians who settled in the province of Alberta. Topics include human rights, colonialism, geography, culture and traditions. 
http://www.edukits.ca/diversity/black/

 
Benjamin Drew Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives (ca. 1850) site description for Benjamin Drew Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives (ca. 1850)
Benjamin Drew, a Boston abolitionist acting in cooperation with officers of the Canadian Anti-Slavery Society, visited various towns of Upper Canada around the middle 1850's, interviewing scores of refugees from the slave states and copying their words soon after they were spoken. 
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1826-1850/slavery/fugitxx.htm

 
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters site description for Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Here is an interesting chapter of Canadian railway history. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was the first trade union in Canada organized by and for African Canadians. 
http://www.windsor-communities.com/african-labour-brotherhood.php

 
African Canadian Online site description for African Canadian Online
This York University site provides information on African Canadian artists and their work. The resources are organized under the categories of film, theatre, music, literature, visual art, dance, and culture. 
http://www.yorku.ca/aconline/index.html

 
Mysteries of Canada, Ten Famous Black Canadians site description for Mysteries of Canada, Ten Famous Black Canadians
Some celebrated black Canadians are described here. 
http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/Canada/black_canadians.htm

 
Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People site description for Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People
Read the history and stories of the Black Loyalists, former slaves who fought with the British and then tried to start a new life in Nova Scotia. The Documents section is particularly interesting and includes a transcription of the original Book of Negroes. 
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/blackloyalists/index.htm

 
Library and Archives Canada, Exhibitions , The Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada site description for Library and Archives Canada, Exhibitions , The Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada
The Anti-Slavery Society of Canada was the last of several short-lived anti-slavery societies in Canada. These societies were part of an international abolitionist movement supported by leading moral thinkers of the day in Britain, Europe and the United States. 
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/anti-slavery/index-e.html

 
Some Missing Pages: The Black Community in the History of Quebec and Canada site description for Some Missing Pages: The Black Community in the History of Quebec and Canada
A site from the students of Mrs. Junia Wilson, who questioned the general absence of Blacks from the school textbooks. 
http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum/social_sciences/features/missingpages/

 
Slavery/Underground Railroad/Abolitionism - slideshows site description for Slavery/Underground Railroad/Abolitionism - slideshows
These four interactive slideshow guide readers through a description of life in slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the challenges of a new life. Although this is an American resource, there is certainly value for students of Canadian history. 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground%5Frailroad/slideshows.htm

 
Ontario Black History Society Archives site description for Ontario Black History Society Archives
This archival website, with significant Ontario content, provides a history of some notable Black Canadians. Sections include: People, places, books, scenes (video and audio files) and oral history (audio files). 
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/obho/default.htm
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