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February 13, 2016
Black History Month Documentary Film Festival

The Grey Roots Museum & Archives will be hosting films during Black History Month

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February 15, 2016
Fun Family Day Activites

Join us on Family Day for fun activities for all ages

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February 18, 2016
Black History Month Soul Food Lunch, Learn and Laughs

Join the staff from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site at Bella's Café for a special soul food luncheon

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February 20, 2016
“Who Dunnit?”

Buxton’s Next Generation and the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum invite you to share Black History Month with them with a special presentation

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February 26, 2016
Black History Educators Workshop

Hosted by Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, this workshop is designed to provide educators with the tools and resources to help them incorporate Black history into a more inclusive curriculum

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March 06, 2016
Black History Month Celebration

Come to a special Black History Month celebration at the Campbell AME Church

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March 15, 2016
Almost Forgotten: Black History in Oxford County

Join us for a special evening to learn about Oxford County’s Black heritage. Special guest Heather Rennalls will share her research

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Learn more about Ontario's Black history ...

As you explore this site, you will uncover stories of hope and courage, acts of bravery and the fascinating legacies of these early pioneers ...

Celebrating the International Year for People of African Descent

Explore this special edition of Heritage Matters from November 2011 ...

Explore our timeline

Learn more about the journey from slavery to freedom, from ancient times to Ontario's Black community in the 21st century.

Heritage Matters: From slavery to freedom

Explore the August 2007 Special Edition of Heritage Matters – From slavery to freedom ...

During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. The province of Ontario was one of their primary destinations.

Slavery to Freedom traces the perilous path of these 19th century Blacks as they fled to the sanctuary of the north along the silent tracks of the Underground Railroad, assisted by abolitionists and sympathizers on both sides of the border. By following this journey, we will learn much about the evolution and abolition of slavery in Ontario, across the British Empire and in the United States. As you explore this site, you will uncover stories of hope and courage, acts of bravery and the fascinating legacies of these early pioneers. But the story doesn't end here. With freedom comes the opportunity and challenge of building new lives and pursuing the ongoing journey toward an equitable society – a journey of learning and change that we continue to take together. Through this web resource, you will be able to explore this important chapter of Ontario's history through visits to the many Black heritage sites and museums across the province – while planning your own unique learning and travel experiences.

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