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The Underground Railroad, a secret network of escape routes on which African Americans fled enslavement in the American South, formed part of the largest freedom movement in North America before the end of the Civil War in 1865.1 While an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 freedom seekers entered Canada during the last decades of enslavement in […]

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3. Mary Fair - 26 February 2014

Mary Fair, in Amber Valley, Alberta, 1940.  Mary Fair, à Amber Valley, Alberta, 1940. Image: City of Edmonton Archives/EA-223-46_141.

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Nova Browning Rutherford Headshot large

« Mes racines canadiennes font que je ne peux pas m’identifier à un autre pays, à d’autres plats nationaux ou encore à une autre langue. Je suis tout ce que les gens voient en moi – y compris leurs projections positives et négatives – ce qui signifie que toute ma vie je vais devoir lutter pour […]

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Nova Browning Rutherford Headshot large

“My deep Canadian roots leave me with no other country to claim, food to eat, or native tongue. I am whatever people think I am – positive and negative projections included – which has meant a lifelong struggle with identity.” Growing up, Passages Canada speaker Nova Browning Rutherford’s white friends told her, “You’re Black.” Her […]

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2. Pootoogook - 25 February 2014

  Artist Kananginak Pootoogook, then president of the West-Baffin Co-operative, in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1960. L’artiste Kananginak Pootoogook, alors président du coopératif West Baffin, à Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1960. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. e010975349-v8.    

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Although Strathcona — a neighbourhood in Vancouver’s East Side — was home to that city’s first and only localized Black community from the early 1900s to the 1960s, for decades few markers showed signs of its existence.1 Interest in the area’s locales, like Hogan’s Alley, and the Black community of the East End has grown, […]

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1. Man with baby - 24 February 2014

  A man with a baby inside a home in Africville, 1965. Un homme avec un bébé dans une maison à Africville, 1965. Image: Bob Brooks. Nova Scotia Archives. 1989-468, vol. 16, negative sheet 100b image 27.

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Le 4 février dernier, des élèves ont réservé un accueil fort enthousiaste à nos orateurs de Passages Canada, qui étaient venus livrer un témoignage captivant sur les communautés noires de Montréal. Ces élèves, qui forment un groupe très diversifié, fréquentent l’école Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry, établie dans l’arrondissement Saint-Léonard, dans l’est de Montréal. Le Canadien d’origine sénégalaise Clément Ndiaye, directeur régional de […]

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In the modern era, the Olympics just wouldn't be the Olympics without fashion and branding. So as we wrap up another fashion and marketing blitz, let's take a look back at the two things besides athletics that we always seem to remember about the Olympic Games. OLYMPIC FASHION The road to Sochi in terms of […]

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7 - Barbara Ann Scott - 23 February 2014

  Barbara Ann Scott, Olympic gold medallist in figure skating, as photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1946. Barbara Ann Scott, médaillée olympique en patinage artistique, photographiée par Yousuf Karsh en 1946. Image: Yousuf Karsh. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Gossip and drama are as much a part of figure skating as spandex costumes and post-performance bouquets.  This ice-dancing duo has been skating together for 17 years and have racked up numerous championship titles along the way including a Gold Medal in Vancouver, and a Silver Medal at Sochi.  Tessa […]

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6 - Wedding - 22 February 2014

  Richard Bell and Iris Sloman on their wedding day, 1939. Richard Bell et Iris Sloman à leur jour de noces, 1939. Image: Brock University Archives, BUA002282807f.