Black history

Black History Highlight: STEM

Written by on 18 June 2024

Throughout history, Black Canadians have made significant and lasting contributions to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Their achievements, often overlooked, have paved the way for future generations of innovators and researchers. This article highlights the remarkable stories of three such individuals: Elijah McCoy, an ingenious inventor whose name became synonymous with […]

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Black Canadian Women That Changed History

Written by on 13 June 2024

One prominent figure in Black Canadian history is the honorable Jean Augustine, who was the first Black Canadian woman to be elected to Canada’s House of Commons. In Parliament, she championed the rights of women, people of color, and low-income Canadians and fought to protect their rights. Her dedication to social justice earned her a […]

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The Unsung Heroes of D-Day

Written by on 6 June 2024

During World War II, thousands of Allied troops landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944 for the historic D-Day invasion, including roughly 2,000 African American soldiers. Despite facing discrimination in a segregated military, they fought alongside their comrades with courage. The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only African American combat unit that day, set up […]

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Highlighting NB’s Black History

Written by on 4 June 2024

Elm Hill, a small town near Gagetown, NB is one of Canada’s earliest black settlements. Despite the fact that it once thrived as a decently sized farming community, now only 50 residents remain. Every year, around 50 people gather for an annual reunion on Elm Hill to celebrate its rich black history and discuss their […]

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