Viola Davis Desmond (1914 –1965) was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only" discrimination policy in a movie theatre in 1946. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history. Desmond acted 9 yrs before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.

Viola Davis Desmond was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only

Mrs. Stone's Class: We've made our Freedom Quilt!

We've been learning in Social Studies about how slaves secretly communicated with each other. One cool way they did this was by making a fr. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!

How We Celebrate Martin Luther King!

Then and Now activity.maybe recreate for education- what it looked like then and now? Or maybe now and in the future? Have students envision how technology will change the classroom and careers in education?

Arkansas jurist Mifflin Wistar Gibbs  became the nation's first African American judge in 1873. From 1850-1858, he ALSO served as U.S. consul to Madagascar.

Judge For Yourself: How Mifflin Wistar Gibbs Became The First Black Judge Elected In The United States

Canadian troops en route to a rest period after taking part in the capture of Vimy Ridge, May 1917

Canadian troops en route to destination for a rest period after taking part in the capture of Vimy Ridge - April 1917 -- (from the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection)

Famous African American Inventors | Home School: Black History Month--Famous Inventors

Elijah McCoy invented an oil-dripping cup for trains. Other inventors tried to copy McCoy's oil-dripping cup. But none of the other cups worked as well as his, so customers started asking for "the real McCoy." That's where the expression comes from.

This rare painting of a slave by Canadian artist François Malépart de Beaucourt, titled “Portrait of a Haitian Woman,” currently hangs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It is believed that de Beaucourt completed the work in Saint Domingue, the French colony that is now Haiti, in 1786, and that the woman in the painting was brought as a slave to Montreal in 1792. The portrait provides a brief glimpse into Canada's history of slavery. (Courtesy McCord Museum)

This rare painting of a slave by Canadian artist François Malépart de Beaucourt, titled “Portrait of a Haitian Woman,” currently hangs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It is believed that de Beaucourt completed the work in Saint Domingue, the French c

'23 Historical Black Canadians you Should Know', via www.cbc.ca Pictured here is Marie Joseph Angelique, an enslaved Black Canadian woman who was tortured and killed for allegedly burning down Montreal in 1734

Grade 6 Learning Goal: I am learning to recognize the contributions made to Canadian identity by various communities.

On this day in 1803, the Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, was fought between Haitian rebels and French expeditionary forces. The battle was a victory for the rebels, under the command of Jean Jacques Dessalines, and led to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere, two months later.

Black History Month: Remembering Gaspar Yanga -- The Man Who Sparked The African Slave Revolt In Veracruz, Mexico

The escape of the slaves from the southern states was a dangerous journey as they headed north on the Underground Railroad – a secret network of people who opposed slavery and helped the fugitives make their way to Canada, where they could live free. Here are some learning resources to discover more on this period of history.

Teach Your Kids About ... the Underground Railroad

A list of learning resources to help teach about the Underground Railroad, and the escape of the black slaves from the southern states to Canada.

Black History Month Feburary - is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February

Black History Month - My American Odyssey

This Black History Month, We Declare ‘We, Too, Are America’, America wou.

Michaëlle Jean 55 - former Governor General of Canada (27th) made history as the first governor general from the Caribbean (she's originally from Haiti) and the first Black Canadian woman governor general.

Michaëlle Jean 55 - former Governor General of Canada made history as the first governor general from the Caribbean and the first Black woman governor general. These days she has transitioned to her natural curlies.

Black History Month 2017 series and giveaway  #mkbkids #BlackHistory #BHM

Black History Month 2017

Embrace these children's books for Black History Month, which focus on not just history but also the African-American experience.

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