Mathieu Da Costa is the first Black African known to have visited Canada. Da Costa was not a slave: he was employed as a translator by French and Dutch traders and explorers in the early 1600s.
|Mathieu Da Costa|
Did you know that there was a network of safe houses and people who helped fugitive slaves pass from slave states in the US to free states or to Canada between 1840 and 1860?
|Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad|
or follow this link http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/underground-railroad
On this page, you will also find links to websites among which Black History Canada website at http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca/index.php?lang=en
Click on profiles and you will discover the stories of brave African Canadian citizens
Viola Desmond, read her story: http://blackhistorycanada.ca/profiles.php?themeid=20&id=13
Viola Desmond from Halifax,
faced segregation in the 1940s
Black History Month 2.0
Got a minute? The Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad | Historica - Dominion
La minute du Patrimoine/Le chemin de fer clandestin