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Black History Month

Every February, Canadians participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.
Below is a selection of library materials to help understand and acknowledge the experiences of Black people, both in Canada and abroad.

Kids Book List

Teens Book List

Adult Book List

Digital Films

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Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.  The Society aims to encourage public interest in Black History through the:
  • Recognition and documentation of the contributions of peoples of African descent and their collective histories, past and present, through education, research and collaboration.
  • Development and support of educational initiatives and exhibis.
  • Inclusion of Black History material in school curricula.