Black History Month

Each February is Black History Month in Canada. This is a month to recognize the contributions Black Canadians have made to our history and culture.

The theme for Black History Month in 2023 is: “Ours to tell”. It represents an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the stories Black communities in Canada have to tell about their histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs.

The Library has curated a virtual collection of books and videos, exploring Black innovations, amplifying Black voices, and honouring Black achievements.

There is also a wide variety of films and documentaries from different streaming platforms that celebrate Black stories:

Durham College is acknowledging Black History Month by raising the Pan-African flag at its campuses, and  the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a series of educational and community-building activities to foster a culture of inclusion and excellence for students and employees that support this year’s theme, “From Legacy to Future.”

The Durham College Student Association has also organized a number of events to celebrate Black History Month.