The National ViewPoint | Why it's time for Black History Month to go

Writer Bee Quammie delves into Black History Month in Canada: "There is no benefit to treating black history like something that goes stale by March 1st, because Black Canadian history is Canadian history."
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada's black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of teacher resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada.
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2016

Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about Black History in Canada?

How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? Moderated by Amanda Parris, host of Exhibitionists on CBC Arts, the panel includes: Nikki Clarke, Ontario Black History Society; Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University; Andrea Davis, York University; and Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2017
  • 00:50:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

CBC News Honouring Lincoln Alexander

The CBC's Asha Tomlinson visits Lord Dufferin Public School, which as part of Black History Month is remembering and honouring Lincoln Alexander — Canada's first black Member of Parliament, the country’s first black federal cabinet minister and Ontario's first black Lieutenant Governor. This story also features Dr. George Elliott Clarke, a professor and writer from Toronto, who discusses the many ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

The Black Jacobin

Novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements, C.L.R. James was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote "The Black Jacobins" — the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced the African liberation movements. A ...
  • 2014
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

The National Only in Canada: Rocky Jones

The National's popular Only in Canada segment puts the spotlight on Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones, a man remembered for his unflinching dedication to civil and human rights in Nova Scotia. Considered a revolutionary by some, Jones had connections with the Black Panther Party and was a founding member of the Black United Front in Nova Scotia. A prominent Halifax lawyer, he was ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

News in Review - October 2001 Racism: Then and Now

This report examines the UN conference on racism and xenophobia, held in Durban, South Africa, that was marred by controversy and discord over such issues as reparations for slavery and the wording of a conference statement accusing Israel of apartheid-like behaviour. Bringing the issue closer to home, we also examine the black experience in Nova Scotia and recent calls there ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2001

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CBC Short Docs Deeply Rooted

Filmmaker Cazhhmere is a seventh-generation black Canadian. Despite this deep history, she’s constantly asked to explain where she’s from — even though the answer is always “Canada.” Cazhhmere is a proud Canadian. Her ancestors were among the first black settlers to come to Canada — her family has spent hundreds of years weaving itself into the fabric of our nation. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:23:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017

Generations The McCurdy Birthright

In the 1980s, Howard McCurdy was a feisty Member of Parliament from Windsor, the first black NDP MP and the only black person in the House of Commons at the time. He became known for his interest in civil rights, for people of all races and colours. It's a passion he inherited from many McCurdys before him. The McCurdys settled in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

London Morning Young and black in London

Oakridge Secondary School student Fazia Agbonhin and Western University student Elija Ngoy tell London Morning about their experiences growing up in London and what Black History Month means to them.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

The Sunday Edition Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story Classroom Favourites

This special presentation from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition is a dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme ...
  • 2007
  • 00:54:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2017

The National Prairie Dream

The Canadian Prairies at the beginning of the 1900s were bustling with the anticipation of new settlers, and hundreds of newly freed slaves in Oklahoma joined the migration. They came to this country expecting freedom to pursue a life of happiness. They built lives, homes and communities, but they also found discrimination. Lee Williams, as chairman of the railway porters' ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about the Roles Women Played in Canadian History?

Who were the key women in Canadian history? How well do we know their stories? Moderated by Marivel Taruc, host of CBC's Our Toronto, the panel includes: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University; Funke Aladejebi, York University; and Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2017
  • 00:40:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Ideas The Black Jacobin (Part 3 of 3)

In the last of three parts, Ideas profiles novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements C.L.R. James. He was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced ...
  • 2005
  • 00:54:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 4

After British defeat, Aminata registers Black Loyalists in The Book Of Negroes for an escape to freedom in Nova Scotia.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2015

Ideas The Black Jacobin (Part 2 of 3)

In the second of three parts, Ideas profiles novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements C.L.R. James. He was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced ...
  • 2005
  • 00:54:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Ideas The Black Jacobin (Part 1 of 3)

Novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements, C.L.R. James was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced the African liberation movements. Part one of ...
  • 2005
  • 00:54:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

News in Review - December 1995 The Million Man March: Black Men in America

The new awareness among blacks in North America is the point of departure for looking at ongoing racial issues.
  • 1995
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1995

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The Fifth Estate Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors

It grew in just a couple of years from a hashtag to a powerful movement that has taken on police shootings of black people and is defiantly challenging the political establishment. Black Lives Matter (BLM) now has over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada. The Fifth Estate takes you inside the movement with the people who helped build it. Janaya ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Dream of Millions (Part 1 of 4)

Now South Africa is the most powerful commercial centre on the continent and attracts eager investors from around the globe. In Soweto, meet a woman who began life sleeping with six siblings on one blanket, selling corn to black commuters. Today, Nancy Nxumalo is one of the most influential businesspeople in this energetic, storied township.
  • 2010
  • 00:42:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Ideas Black Star Square (Part 1b of 3)

Part 1b of 3. On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast became Ghana, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to emerge from colonialism, and the first ripple in a great wave of independence that swept Africa. Ideas producer Dave Redel lived in Ghana, and on the 50th anniversary of independence he returns to see what has happened, and what it means for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014