Black History Month

Black History Month, February 2024
Posted on 02/01/2024

In Canada, Black History Month is recognized during the month of February and acknowledges the accomplishments and significant contributions Black Canadians and their communities have made to build Canada into the nation it is today. It is a time to celebrate Black brilliance, culture, history, and achievements, and honor the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

While we recognize that indeed the realities of people of African descent must be reflected in school experiences all year long, the month of February provides a special time for focused reflection on the lived experiences of Black people, past and present.

Staff are encouraged to use resources curated by HPEDSB staff and school library teams for learning about Black History Month.

For students in Grades 5-10
Schools may choose to participate in a live interactive virtual tour of Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History:

• Wednesday, January 31 from 1:00-2:30 PM
• Tuesday, February 6 from 1:00-2:30 PM
• Thursday, February 8 from 9:30-11:00 AM
• Friday, February 9 from 9:30-11:00 AM