Windsor Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month.

It is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians to learn about the experiences of Black Canadians in our society, and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.

Many sites, persons and events of national significance related to Black history have been formally recognized by the Government of Canada as defining important aspects of Canada’s diverse but common heritage and identity.

On Tuesday, February 2 at Central Library, a special celebration has been planned for children aged 4 through 12.  The special event will invite children to discover explorers, scientists, writers, singers, dancers, athletes and more.  It takes place in the auditorium on the lower level from 5:15 to 6:45 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Additionally, throughout February at Central Library, there will be a display of different aspects of Black History in Canada.  We invite all community members to stop by to learn about this rich heritage.

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3 Responses to "Windsor Public Library Celebrates Black History Month"

  1. Kim Elliott says:

    As a descendent of the local terminus of the Underground Railroad it is good to see how the Library has taken the time and effort to celebrate the history and heritage of my fore parents. As a member of the historical Sandwich First Baptist Church, which was built by former slaves and is presently located at 3652 Peter Street…if you ever need someone to come in and give a historical presentation during the month of February or otherwise, please let me know. I can be reached at the email address (Kimell37@yahoo.com) above or by calling me at (226)280-1563.

    • Tammy says:

      There is no email showing to contact Mr. Kim Elliott. I’d like to look into booking him for my class this month (April).

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