Archives of Ontario

The Black Canadian Experience in Ontario 1834-1914: Flight, Freedom, Foundation

A joint project of the Archives of Ontario and the Ontario Black History Society, this website presents the dramatic story of a community that has played an important role in the history of the province and remains an active part of Ontario society today.

BBC (United Kingdom)

British History: Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

This website explores the circumstances leading up to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade by Britain in 1807 from a number of important and interrelated perspectives.

Black History Canada

The Black History Canada website is a historical site that provides access to a wealth of information concerning Black history and the history of slavery in Canada. (United States) is an independent non-profit corporation that provides comprehensive online reference materials on African-American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry across the globe.

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society

With a mission statement reading "To develop an appreciation of the legacy of the past for the benefit of the caretakers of our future," the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society provides the history of Chatham's Black community after travelling the Underground Railroad to freedom.

Grey Roots Museum

The Grey Roots Museum website provides a history of the Black settlement patterns in the Queen's Bush. The virtual exhibit is based on their award winning exhibit From Slavery to Freedom: African Canadians of Grey County.

Harriet Tubman Institute

The Tubman Institute at York University is part of an international network that is committed to overcoming injustice and inequality resulting from slavery. Focusing on the movement of African peoples throughout the world, it is the mandate of the Tubman Institute to promote a greater understanding of the history of slavery and its ongoing legacy.

National Film Board of Canada

Black Communities in Canada: A Rich History

A collection of films by distinguished Black filmmakers exploring Canada’s diverse Black communities.

National Parks Service (United States)

Our Shared History: African American Heritage

This website is a one-stop guide to all of the stimulating and innovative sites pertaining to African-American heritage across the National Parks Service website – ParkNet.

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Focusing on the period between 1749 and 1834, this website combines images, primary documents and textual information to reflect on the early African-Nova Scotian experience. It features more than 100 documents and a searchable database of close to 5,000 African-Nova Scotians – in particular, Black Loyalists and refugees who arrived in 1783-1784 and 1813-1816 respectively.

Nova Scotia Museum

Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia

Based on the physical exhibit of the same title, this virtual exhibit explores the history of Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia through a combination of text, images and audio recording.

Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit Canadian charity that is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage.

Our Stories – Remembering Niagara's Proud Black History

The Niagara region was a final stop for many freedom seekers who travelled the Underground Railroad to Canada. The Norval Johnson Heritage Centre in Niagara Falls has captured some of the oral histories of Black Canadian seniors who live, lived or grew up in the Niagara region.

Parks Canada

The Parks Canada website has an abundance of historical information concerning the Underground Railroad, sites relevant to the Underground Railroad in Canada and Ontario and information about Black veterans of the War of 1812 who were given land by the Canadian government, leading to some of the first Black settlements in Canada and Ontario.

Parliament and the British Slave Trade, 1600-1807 (United Kingdom)

This website encourages public comment and online debate in response to its interpretation of the relationship of the British Parliament to the slave trade. It contains key information on Parliament's involvement in the British slave trade between 1600 and 1807, and provides access to a wealth of digitized archival material relating to the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.

Teaching the Underground Railroad (United States)

This portal, created by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, has been recently updated. It is an invaluable resource to everyone interested in learning about the various ways individuals, organizations and communities fought to abolish slavery.

Virtual Exhibit – Let us March on till Victory is Won

Hosted by the Chatham Kent Municipal Museums, this online exhibit traces the early Black presence in the municipality of Chatham-Kent and the fight for equal rights legislation.