Black History Month
2019

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February is Black History Month. We’re celebrating the tremendous contributions made by many of the extraordinary leaders, advocates, and innovators who have helped build a better, more equal, and more inclusive future for Canada.

Click on the portraits below to read more about their work.

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond

Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown

Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine

Abraham Shadd

Abraham Shadd

Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean

Bill White

Bill White

Lincoln Alexander

Lincoln Alexander

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Carrie Best

Carrie Best

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy

Portia White

Portia White

Willie O’Ree

Willie O’Ree

Kathleen “Kay” Livingstone

Kathleen “Kay” Livingstone

William A. White

William A. White

Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd