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Celebrating Josiah – Introducing the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History
“I’ll use my freedom well.” Josiah Henson made this promise to Captain Burnham, who helped him and his family in the last part of their...
Setting the record straight – Updating four Black history plaques
I’d like to tell you about Solomon Moseby. In 1837, Moseby fled to Niagara to escape slavery in Kentucky. When his extradition back to the...
To be dignified, stylish and Black in the 19th century was to defy expectations
In summer 2018, the Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue Gallery and Cultural Centre (BAND) presented Redefining Black Identity, an exhibit that featured 19th-century Black portraiture. The...
We’ve always been here: Black women’s history of voting rights and politics in Canada
The history of Black women’s voting rights in Canada must be understood in the context of their evolving social status in the nation’s preceding French...
From Happy Hill to Parliament Hill: An interview with trailblazer Jean Augustine
Among her many accolades, the Honourable Jean Augustine has the distinction of being Canada’s first Black female Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. An educator...
Hopes for the future
My life as an archaeologist often consists of hour upon hour of painstaking analysis of small bits and pieces of everyday life. But last year...
Reflections on my hometown
In the year of the 150th birthday of Canada, I would like to pay tribute to my hometown. North Buxton started out in 1849 as...
Digging for the Promised Land
In 1985, the Toronto school board and Ontario’s culture ministry created the Archaeological Resource Centre. There, schoolchildren and volunteers could dig into their own city’s...