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Toronto students celebrate Black History Month with the launch of the Black History in Canada Education Guide
TORONTO, February 20, 2015 – In celebration of Black History Month, students at Central Technical School in Toronto were joined by television hosts Dwight Drummond (CBC) and Marci Ien (CTV) to launch Historica Canada’s Black History in Canada Education Guide. The Education Guide draws on Lawrence Hill’s celebrated historical fiction, The Book of Negroes, published in English by Harper Collins Ltd, to bring Black History into classrooms across Canada.
The celebration featured a clip from The Book of Negroes CBC miniseries, Passages Canada speaker Nova Browning Rutherford and performances by Central Technical School students, including a steel pan group, a dance troupe and a spoken word performance.
“Canada’s Black community has a long and rich history of achievements and stories that deserve to be told,” said Anthony Wilson-Smith, President of Historica Canada. “We’re delighted to provide a resource that allows for some of those stories to be told and a better appreciation of the importance of the community through our history.”
The Black History in Canada Education Guide was produced by Historica Canada, made possible through funding from TD Bank in partnership with Harper Collins Canada.
Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. For more information, visit HistoricaCanada.ca.
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