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Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada and the United States. While it had been unofficiallyblack history icon recognized in Canada for several decades, in December 1995 the House of Commons officially recognized February as Canadian Black History Month.
 
As we continue to respond to the results of the ADSB Student Census & Well-Being Survey, and continue to foster inclusive and welcoming learning and working environments, where all students, staff and families see themselves, the Algoma District School Board is encouraging all schools to recognize Canadian Black History Month in morning announcements and classroom learning activities. While we are encouraging learning activities in the month of February, we also recognize that Black History is Canadian History so the integration of learning about Black Canadians and their contributions to Canadian society should be ongoing throughout the year.
 
RESOURCES & EXTRA READING
Take a moment to look at the collection below.  You may be surprised to discover local ties and new resources in the list.
Celebrations/Contributions
• “365 Days and Ways to Celebrate Remarkable Black Canadians”, EFTO
https://www.etfo.ca/SupportingMembers/Resources/Pages/365.aspx

• “Noteworthy Historical Figures”, Government of Canada
http://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/blackcanadians.html

• “23 Historical Black Canadians You Should Know”
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/black-history-month/

History
• The Canadian Encyclopedia, includes summaries, biographies, Heritage Minutes, and
resource guides
https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/black-history-in-canada

• Black History Timelines (Early Settlement, Human Rights & Equity, Black Trailblazers in
Canadian Political History, Blacks in Canadian Athletic History
https://www.turnerconsultinggroup.ca/black-history-timelines.html
Segregation in Canada
• “Racial Segregation of Black People in Canada”, The Canadian Encyclopedia
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/racial-segregation-of-blackpeople-in-canada

• “The Story of Ontario’s Last Segregated Black School” , TVO
https://www.tvo.org/article/the-story-of-ontarios-last-segregated-black-school

• “Canada’s History of Segregation”, African Nova Scotia Affairs
https://ansa.novascotia.ca/content/african-heritage-month-narratives-weekthree#
e%20Canada%20did%20not,allowed%20private%20businesses%20to%20discriminate.
 
Films
• Willie, The story of the first black player to skate in an NHL game.
https://www.williedoc.com/

• Hot Docs, A collection of relevant, current documentaries for use in schools
https://www.hotdocs.ca/p/dfs-today-black-history