Black Canadians and Confederation
Canada became a country after the agreement of a number of provinces at Charlottetown and Quebec which is legislated as the British North America Act. From Confederation, the black population in Canada became diverse and dispersed over many regions and provinces. The websites provide information on some of the trials, challenges and accomplishments of black Canadians from Confederation to the 1960s.
- Robert Nathaniel Dett [1882-1943]
Robert Nathaniel Dett was an African American classical composer, pianist and professor. Born in Canada, he moved to the U.S. as a child. Dett founded and led choirs at Hampton Institute which won international acclaim.
- African Canadian History in Atlantic Canada
- Journey to Justice
Journey to Justice is a tribute to the men and women who took racism to court. Filmmaker Roger McTair charts the little-known history of Canada's civil rights movement, profiling the brave Canadians who led the fight for equality from the 1930s until the 1950s.
- North of the Colour Line: Sleeping Car Porters and the Battle Against Jim Crow on Canadian Rails, 1880-1920
Black railroaders became more prominent figures on Canadian rails by the 1870s when the Pullman Palace Car Company introduced sleeping car porters to Canada. George Pullman advertised his porters much in the same way he did his opulent sleeping cars: both, he promised, would provide comfort, luxury, and great service.
- Privilege and Oppression: The Configuration of Race, Gender, and Class in Southern Ontario Auto Plants, 1939 to 1949
This paper offers an examination of the ways in which the matrix of race, gender, and class has structured the automobile manufacturing industry of southern Ontario, a work setting where smaller pockets of janitorial jobs and various types of foundry work in McKinnon Industries and the Ford Motor Company of Canada, as well as some smaller auto foundries in Windsor.
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