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NourbeSe Philip on Hair

NourbeSe Philip on Slavery

NourbeSe Philip on Language

NourbeSe Philip reading from Harriet's Daughter

Harriet's Daughter: A Teacher's Guide
- The Underground Railroad Game

Philip Randolph on Labour

Carol Talbot on Windsor

Windsor and Detroit Celebrate Emancipation Day

Cheryl Foggo on Family Photographs

Carol Talbot on Writing

Cheryl Foggo on Black Hair

Windsor Mosaic: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

The Souls of Black Folk: Hamilton's Stewart Memorial Community

And Still I Rise... A History of African Canadian Workers In Ontario 1900 to Present

Notes on Stanley G. Grizzle PDF
Notes on Carol Talbot PDF
Notes on Cheryl Foggo PDF
Notes on Herb Carnegie PDF
Notes on Willie O'Ree PDF

Short Articles
Canada's Railroad History
Canada's Labour History


Video still of TVO special on Emancipation Day celebrated in Detroit and WindsorThe Greatest Freedom Show on Earth

A TVO presentation on the history of Emancipation Day celebrations in Detroit and Windsor.

Link to Powerpoint Jeopardy-style game about Willie O'ReeWillie O'Ree Jeopardy Powerpoint

Play a game based on television's classic Jeopardy! about hocky pioneer Willie O'Ree. PPT | Zip

Video still of interview with Viola DesmondViola Desmond

Nova Scotia Heritage Day: Viola Desmond Day with Graham Reynolds and Wanda Robson.

Video still from Long Road to Justice - the Viola Desmond StoryThe Viola Desmond Story

On Nov. 8 1946, Viola Desmond stood up against a racially segregated movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 9 years before Rosa Parks' action.

Video still from video Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova ScotiaSpeak It! Black Nova Scotia

In their predominantly white high school in Halifax, a group of black students works to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem.

Video still of interview with Professor Rinaldo WalcottInterview with Rinaldo Walcott

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto Rinaldo Walcott on the difficulty of answering the question “Where are you from?”.

Video still of interview with Carol TalbotInterview with Carol Talbot

Author of GROWING UP BLACK IN CANADA, Carol Talbot discusses what it was like for her growing up in Windsor, Ontario.

Windsor Mosaic Web Article

Video still from Larry King interview with Tyra BanksInterview with Tyra Banks (2013)

Model and talk-show host Tyra Banks talks with Larry King about opening this year’s season by revealing her natural hair.

Video still from The Root of It All documentary about Black hairThe Root of It All (2009)

A documentary about black hair in which women discuss how their families taught them to think about their hair, and how they think about their hair now.

Video still from Speakers for the Dead documentary about the Old Durham Road Pioneer CemetarySpeakers for the Dead (2009)

The Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery in Priceville, Ontario, is the burial ground of the area’s original black settlers

Video still from Remember Africville documentary about the destruction of a Black settlement in HalifaxRemember Africville

This short film depicts the community of Africville and its destruction.

Video still from an interview with Herb CarnegieInterview with Herb Carnegie

Interview with professional hockey player Herbert Carnegie, who was denied the opportunity to play in the NHL.

Video still from music video Africville by Black Union featuring Maestro“Africville” by Black Union ft. Maestro

Rap song that revisits the black community that made Africville home, and the removal of their homes.

Video still from 2006 documentary Race is a Four-Letter Word by Sobaz BenjaminRace Is a Four-Letter Word
Sobaz Benjamin, 2006

Speaking biologically, 'race' is a spectral concept. This film highlights Canadian contradictions and conflicts around race.

Video still from 1996 documentary The Road Taken by Selwyn JacobThe Road Taken
Selwyn Jacob, 1996

This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

Video still from 2000 animated film Black Soul by Martine ChartrandBlack Soul
Martine Chartrand, 2000

Martine Chartrand's animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history.

Video still from 1991 documentary Sisters in the Struggle by Dionne Brand and Ginny StikemanSisters in the Struggle
Dionne Brand & Ginny Stikeman, 1991

This short documentary features Black women active in politics as well as community, labour and feminist organizing.

Video still from 1967 film Encounter at Kwacha House - Halifax by Rex TaskerEncounter at Kwacha House - Halifax
Rex Tasker, 1967

This film presents a discussion between black and white youths at the interracial club in Halifax, touching on discrimination in employment, housing, education and interpersonal relations.

Video still from 1989 film Black Mother Black Daughter by Silvia Hamilton and Claire PrietoBlack Mother Black Daughter
Sylvia Hamilton & Claire Prieto, 1989

Black Mother Black Daughter explores the lives and experiences of black women in Nova Scotia.

Video still from documentary Journey to Justice by Roger McTairJourney to Justice
Roger McTair, 2000

A documentary exploring the history of racism in Canada.


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