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NFB: The Road Taken site description for NFB: The Road Taken
This 1996 documentary shares the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s - 1960s. Their harsh working conditions prevented them from being promoted to other railway jobs until finally, in 1955, porter Lee Williams took his fight to the union. 
https://www.nfb.ca/film/road_taken/

 
CBC Kids: All about Black History Month site description for CBC Kids: All about Black History Month
This article explains the history of Black History Month in the United States. Students can also learn about 5 famous black Canadians and learn how this special month is celebrated in Canada. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/all-about-black-history-month

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Africville site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Africville
Learn about Africville, an African-Canadian village located just north of Halifax and founded in the mid-18th century. This article describes the origins and history of the community, as well as its unique culture and eventual destruction. 
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/africville

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Portia White site description for The 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. Don't miss the embedded video. 
http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/portia-white-emc/

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History Timeline site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Black History Timeline
This timeline shows key events and contributions for Black Canadians in the history and development of Canada. Scroll down to move through the timeline. 
https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/black-history

 
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 modern Canadian Armed Forces. 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/black-canadians-in-uniform

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Black Women in the Arts site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Black Women in the Arts
The 15 dynamic women artists featured in this exhibit are a mix of poets, playwrights, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists. Each has made a significant contribution to the Canadian arts. 
https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/black-women-in-the-arts

 
Black History of the Yukon site description for Black History of the Yukon
This article provides a history of Black Canadians who participated in the gold rush in the Klondike and contributed to the history of the Yukon Territory. There are many archival images. 
http://tc.gov.yk.ca/archives/hiddenhistory/en/early.html

 
Canada: Black History Month site description for 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. 
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html

 
Dinosaur Provincial Park: John Ware site description for Dinosaur Provincial Park: John Ware
Learn about John Ware - the man and the legend - and how his pioneer cabin was rebuilt in Dinosaur Provincial Park. 
http://www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur/information-facilities/nature-history/john-ware.aspx

 
23 historical black Canadians you should know site description for 23 historical black Canadians you should know
CBC has a list of 23 black Canadians who made major contributions to Canada's culture and legacy. Click on each picture to learn more about that individual and his or her accomplishments. 
http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/black-history-month/

 
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-research/made-used-found/gallery/objects/medal-victoria-cross

 
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

 
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
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