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Welcome to British Columbia Black History Awareness Society


Celebrate British Columbia's First Black Politician 

Friday, November 18 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Victoria City Hall Council Chambers


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   Justin Carter portrays

Mifflen Gibb's election to Victoria City Council 150 years ago.


Welcome to the B.C. Black History Awareness Society  The society was formed in February 1994 to celebrate achievements of black pioneers in British Columbia.  Our goals now include promoting diversity and inclusion and providing opportunities to bring together diverse groups of people.

Rosie Jones and Joan Cook Memorial Bursary to provide financial assistance for students at Camosun College who have a heritage background.

Black Pioneers 1859 - 1870 invited by Sir James Douglas; they were not runaway slaves arriving by an underground railway but free men and women seeking a place where they could raise their families without fear, educate their children, practice their professions, enjoy the results of their hard work.

Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of a tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.

Black History Canada An annotated guide to online resources on the history of Canada's black communities