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 us 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.
This year, celebrate all month long with WPL as we share stories from the past, notable figures from Windsor’s own history and a wealth of resources for all of your information and entertainment needs. Kick things off with our profile on Mary Ann Shadd, anti-slavery activist, advocate for women’s rights and founding editor of the Provincial Freeman in 1854. Join us on social media for more Black History Month updates during the month of February.