• Mariah Wilson

What is Black History Month?

Although it’s more widely recognized in the United States, Black History Month is observed within both the U.S. and Canada each February (February 1 to March 1). Black History Month was established to celebrate the achievements of people of African and Caribbean descent within our communities, to learn more about African cultures and to reflect on significant and historical events that African Americans have contributed to. In 2017, Alberta became the fourth province in Canada to officially celebrate Black History Month.


Free Calgary Public Library Events to Attend

Black History Month - Why a Black History Month? Shouldn't we be past this by now?

Date: February 9 at 2 pm

In this presentation, we will reflect on what brought Canada to the point of having February “officially” declared as Black History Month. Presented by Dr. Carl E. James, who holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University. Register here.