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LAC Resources


General Resources

ARCHIVED - Multicultural Resources and Services
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/multicultural/index-e.html

Black Canadians and Civic Engagement (LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/democracy/023023-4001-e.html

Genealogy

Blacks (Ethno-Cultural and Aboriginal Groups section, Genealogy and Family History)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-905.006-e.html

Early Settlements

Anti-Slavery Issues in Canada, 1830-1870: A Selective Bibliography
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/lac-bac/anti-slavery-ef
/2/22/index-e.html

ARCHIVED - Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/anti-slavery/index-e.html

Canadian Confederation
The Blacks, Anti-Slavery and the Underground Railway
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/023001-2400.06-e.html

The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement
Africans
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/021013-2011-e.html

Living Memory--Josiah Henson
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/206/301/lac-bac/living_memory-ef/0509/050950/05095077_e.html

Port Roseway Associates
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/port-roseway/index-e.html
This research tool provides access to 1,498 references to Black Loyalist refugees who settled in Port Roseway, now Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

ARCHIVED - Under a Northern Star
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/northern-star/index-e.html


Achievements and Contributions

Celebrating Women's Achievements
Canadian Women in Government : Rosemary Wedderburn Brown, P.C., O.C., O.B.C., First Black woman elected to a Canadian provincial legislature and first Black woman to run for the leadership of a Canadian federal political party (1975)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/002026-809-e.html

Women in the Canadian Book Trade: Sister Vision Press, Publisher
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1212-e.html

Canadian Women in Film: Jennifer Hodge de Silva, documentary film maker
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1253-e.html

Canadian Women Activists: Kay Livingstone: Social activist, radio host
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1109-e.html

Made in Canada: Patents of Invention and the Story of Canadian Innovation
Elijah J. McCoy
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/innovations/023020-3060-e.html

John Harewood fonds
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/public_mikan/index.php

Literature

All the World's Children: French Titles About Multiculturalism
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-033001-e.html

Below is a sampling of some of the titles available in French about Black culture:

  • ALEXIS, FILS DE RAPHAËL
  • ALIDOU, L'ORPAILLEUR
  • DES AMIS POUR LÉONIE
  • LE CHASSEUR D'ARC-EN-CIEL
  • CHÂTEAUX DE SABLE
  • ELLE S'APPELLE ÉLODIE
  • UN ÉTÉ AUX COULEURS D'AFRIQUE
  • MAÏA ET L'OISEAU

All the World's Children: English Titles About Multiculturalism
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-033000-e.html

Below is a sampling of some of the titles available in English about Black culture:

  • DAHLING, IF YOU LUV ME, WOULD YOU PLEASE, PLEASE SMILE
  • KELE'S SECRET
  • NANA'S COLD DAYS
  • RACHEL: THE MAYBE HOUSE
  • ZACK
  • ANANCY AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE

Music

Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Sensation
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/206/301/lac-bac/oscar_peterson-ef/www.lac-bac.gc.ca/4/2/index-e.html

Oscar Peterson Fonds
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/028021/f2/09-e.pdf [PDF 494 KB]
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/028021/f6/09-e.rtf [RTF 208 KB]

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Sports

ARCHIVED - Canadian Olympians
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/olympians/index-e.html

A sampling of Black athletes in the database include:

Donovan Bailey, Brunee Surin, Phil Edwards, Atlee Mahorn, Anthony Wilson, Doug Wood, Mark McCoy, Phil Ewards, Ben Johnson, Michael Smith, Mark Jackson, Freddie Williams, Karen Clarke, Charmaine Crooks, Georgette Reed, Katie Anderson, Rosie Edeh, Glenroy Gilbert, Jillian Richardson, Angela Bailey, Perdita Felician, Waneek Horn-Miller, Lennox Lewis, Chris Johnson, Kirk Johnson, Robert Downey, Willie Dewit

Sporting Lives. Images of Canadian Athletes
Harry Jerome
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/206/301/lac-bac/sporting_lives-ef/www.lac-bac.gc.ca/sporting-lives/05270408_e.html

Ferguson Jenkins
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/206/301/lac-bac/sporting_lives-ef/www.lac-bac.gc.ca/sporting-lives/05270309_e.html