Black History Resources

Videos

Harriet Tubman Plaque
Learn more about the Harriet Tubman plaque in St. Catharines, Ontario. Special thanks to Rochelle Bush, Historian and Trustee of BME Church Salem Chapel / Tubman Tours Canada
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Richard Pierpoint Plaque
Learn more about the Richard Pierpoint plaque in St. Catharines, Ontario. Special thanks to Rochelle Bush, Historian and Trustee of BME Church Salem Chapel / Tubman Tours Canada
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Rev. Anthony Burns Plaque
Learn more about the Rev. Anthony Burns Plaque plaque in St. Catharines, Ontario. Special thanks to Rochelle Bush, Historian and Trustee of BME Church Salem Chapel / Tubman Tours Canada
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Lakeside Park Carousel
Learn more about the Lakeside Park Carousel in Port Dahlousie, St. Catharines, Ontario. Special thanks to Rochelle Bush, Historian and Trustee of BME Church Salem Chapel / Tubman Tours Canada
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Websites

Teaching African Canadian History
Natasha Henry, specializing in the development of curriculum resources that focus on African Canadian history and the African Diaspora.
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Remembering Niagara's Proud Black History
A Virtual Museums of Canada exhibition developed by the BME Church, Niagara Falls, remembering Niagara’s proud Black History.
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Tubman Tours Canada
Exclusive tours based in St. Catharines, tracing Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Seekers from the United States to Canada, and the legendary years the legendary Underground Railroad conductor spent in St. Catharines.
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Black Loyalists - information on early Ontario Black History
Ontario Black History Society Archives: people, places, books, scenes, oral histories, database.
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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
Artifacts, archival and art material related to the history of St. Catharines and the Welland Canal. Including its permanent exhibit “Follow the North Star”, detailing the harrowing story of freedom seekers as they travelled the Underground Railroad.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum: Home
The NOTL Museum contains one of Ontario’s most important local history collections, including a unique data base of early Black settler history.
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Voices of Freedom
The award-wining Voices of Freedom Interactive Park gives expression to the silenced and forgotten stories of people of African descent, enslaved, freed, and free, whose sacrifices, labour, skills, and talents contributed to the development of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center: Home
This unique museum in Niagara Falls, NY, USA, tells the authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls with the goal to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society.
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Great Canadian Historical Songbook
Podcast 4: Chloe Cooley – Slave for Sale: She owned her name, but nothing else. As a slave in 1793 she was someone’s property. But her story – and her name – became the impetus for John Graves Simcoe’s historic Act Against Slavery.
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Niagara Military Museum | Niagara Falls Canada
This museum provides a venue for the collection and display of artifacts relating to the military heritage of Niagara, including one of the most significant archival collections depicting the role played by Black soldiers in WW1 and WWII.
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