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Grace Lorch

Grace Lorch, who was a Boston teacher, President of the Boston Teacher’s Union and member of the Boston Central Labour Council, was best known for her work as a civil rights activist in the [...]

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Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown, who was a politician and feminist, was the first black woman in Canadian history to become member of the Canadian parliamentary body. Rosemary served in the B.C legislature until [...]

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Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Ontario, Canada in 1830, and founded a [...]

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Zanana L. Akande

Zanana L. Akande was the first black woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the first black woman to serve as a cabinet minister in Canada. Zanana L. Akande was born in Toronto [...]

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John Ware

Canada Post is issuing new stamps to mark Black History Month, including one that honours a former American slave who became a pioneer of Alberta’s ranching industry. Born into slavery in [...]

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Henry Bibb

Henry Bibb, black rights advocate and activist, was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1815. While a slave, Bibb was owned by three different men. He attempted to escape several times before he was [...]

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Calvin Ruck

Calvin Ruck, an advocate for black rights, was born in Nova Scotia to immigrants from Barbados. Between 1945 – 1958, Ruck was employed with the Canadian National Railways as a porter. The [...]

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William Hall

William Hall was the first Black person, the first Nova Scotian and third Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Born in Horton Nova Scotia in 1827, Hall was one of seven children. His [...]

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Malcolm Little

Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in the mid-west. His parents, Earl and Louise, were political activists who supported the militant black- nationalist movement [...]

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