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Black History Month

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In 1605, the very first black person in Canada set foot on Canadian shore. His name was Mathieu Da Costa and he was hired as a translator for Samuel de Champlain. In 2005, Michaëlle Jean was sworn in as Canada's first black Governor-General. Black Canadians have changed the face of Canada in so many important ways.

Every year, Canadians take time in the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This is a time to honour the many black Canadians who have contributed to our diverse cultural community. The list of influential black Canadians includes musicians, athletes, actors, politicians and much more!

Historica Canada has put together a great website about Black History month with profiles of black Canadians, event listings, and more. Click here to check it out.

Here at the library we will be hosting the 13th annual Black History Month Closing Gala and Reception on February 28th. This event features an entertaining line-up of dance, song, spoken word, history and more. Click here for more information!

This month, make sure to take some time to celebrate black Canadians! Click here for more great books by black Canadians and about Black History Month!