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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: 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. 
http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/portia-white-emc/

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
CBC Kids: We love this game - black Canadians and hockey site description for CBC Kids: We love this game - black Canadians and hockey
This article looks at some famous black Canadians in hockey from the past to the present. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/we-love-this-game-black-canadians-and-hockey

 
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

 
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

 
Historica Heritage Minutes: Jackie Robinson site description for Historica Heritage Minutes: Jackie Robinson
Watch this short video celebrating Jackie Robinson. "Montréal Royals players and fans welcome the first African American player, marking the beginning of the end of major-league baseball's colour barrier (1946)." 
https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/jackie-robinson

 
Black History Month video: William Hall site description for Black History Month video: William Hall
This short (30 second) video celebrates the contributions of black Canadians, highlighting William Hall. 
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/bhm/williamhall.asp

 
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

 
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. Note: this is an archived site, no longer updated. 
http://www.edukits.ca/diversity/black/

 
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_railroad/slideshows.htm

 
Remembering Africville site description for Remembering Africville
This is a 35 minute video from the National Film Board about Africville. a small black settlement that lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
https://www.nfb.ca/film/remember_africville/

 
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

 
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/

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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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