With funding support from Greater Victoria Public Library, Belfry Arts Centre, and the Government of Canada
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