Black History Month

Black History Month:

"It is a time to commemorate wonderful Canadians and their trailblazing legacies and it is important for us to learn our Canadian history."

Shannon Prince - Curator Buxton Historic Site & Museum

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During the month of February, we have an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on their stories, their experiences,and their accomplishments. The St.Clair Catholic District School Board has pulled together a selection of resources and opportunities that honor Black History and offer learning for not only the month of February but as a stepping stone to continue learning beyond the month. The theme for 2022 focuses on February Forever: Celebrating Black History Today and Every Day.

This story is available for free to encourage parents, teachers and librarians to bring the story of John Ware to a new generation of Canadians. Despite experiencing enslavement, war, and discrimination, this gifted horseman blazed a trail of kindness, and became one of Canada's most loved and respected pioneer ranchers.

Howdy, I’m John Ware features the work of artist Hugh Rookwood and was animated by Steve Gervais of Cochrane over several months.

Slide deck for virtual opportunities for the family, stories to read online, and museum websites to explore.

Black History At Home

Thursday Feb 10 at 5:00PM

Zoom link:

Join the FREE webinar to hear Funké Aladejebi, as she shares insight into her recently released book, “Schooling The System: A History of Black Women Teachers”.