An article by Ivy Jones, Black History Month Coordinator at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Malton, Ont., on the importance of celebrating Black History Month (observed every year in February) and commemorating the contributions of Black people in Canada and around the world.
In February, Canadians are invited to honour the legacy and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present. Black History Month is also a time to commit to ending racism in imagination, speech and action. Each week in February, the PCC will share a prayer for Black History Month for use [...]
In 1946, Viola Desmond’s stand at a segregated Nova Scotia movie theatre made her into a civil-rights icon for black Canadians. On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the federal government announced that she’ll be the new face on the Canadian $10 bill in 2018. Black History Month in Canada [...]