Throughout the month of February, we take time to highlight the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians throughout our history. Canada today is a place where we celebrate the diversity that is a part of our culture, and a great deal of that culture was shaped by those who worked to establish freedom and equality for all right here in Atlantic Canada.
Below are some organizations and resources from around the Atlantic Provinces to explore throughout Black History Month and beyond. Students, faculty and staff can also take advantage of a variety of resources on campus* at the George A. Rawlyk Library and provided by the Baptist Heritage Centre.
The New Brunswick Black History Society is dedicated to the research, analysis, documentation and preservation of New Brunswick’s Black History.
The New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Black History in New Brunswick Collection seeks to raise awareness of New Brunswick’s dynamic Black history.
The Black Lives Matter in New Brunswick Education Project is a library of lesson plans and other resources created for K-12 teachers to explore Black history with their students.
The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia exists to protect, preserve and promote the history and culture of African Nova Scotians.
Black Cultural Society of PEI represents, supports and advocates for the growing Black community on Prince Edward Island as well as the descendants of Black Islanders.
The Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada’s Rev. Dr. Cheryl Ann Beals has also compiled a collection of resources entitled Our Rich Canadian African Heritage.
*Please note: Crandall University’s campus is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic