Black History Month

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

Black History Month Resources

  1. BCTF Black History Month resources
  2. A guide for online resources for teaching about Black history in Canada.
  3. BC Black History Awareness Society: “The British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) celebrates the achievements of Black people in British Columbia by creating an awareness of the history of Blacks in B.C., stimulating interest in the contributions of persons of African ancestry to B.C. and Canada today, and celebrating historical and current achievements in the arts, education, government, sports, science etc.”
  4. Teaching Tolerance article with links to some great examples/additional resources.
  5. Teacher’s Guide for Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times

Local Resources:

  1. Black Strathcona-Profiles, the little-known black community that lived in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver from the late 1800s to approximately the 1960s. Click on the numbers on the map to screen the short films: Link
  2. Check your school library collection for further resources for teachers and students – Link

Books and Videos:

  1. Ta-Nehisi Coates on words that don’t belong to everyone | We Were Eight Years In Power Book Tour Video
  2. So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  3. Self-Awareness, Education& Professional Development:Me and White Supremacy–Workbook, by Layla F. Saad. Every white person should read/actively engage in this free and incredibly eye opening resource. Take the 28 day challenge. You will never be the same. Note: A free downloadable copy of this resource can be accessed at: Link

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