Black History Month

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Celebrating Black History Month!

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

The 2020 theme from the Government of Canada's website for Black History Month is: "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past," and was inspired by the theme of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).

Exhibition “The Black Canadian Experience in Ontario: 1834—1914”

The Human Rights Office  is proud to present the exhibition “The Black Canadian Experience in Ontario: 1834—1914”.

Composed of four panels, it relates in text and images a part of the history of extraordinary Black Canadians.

In collaboration with the Ontario Black History Society (external link), this exhibit presents the dramatic story of an important community which has played a significant role in Ontario's history and remains a vital force in Ontario society today.

The exhibit will be on display at the University Centre from February 17 to 29.

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