An exclusive program and a special presentation to celebrate Black History Month

February 2, 2024


To celebrate Black History Month, the Canadian Museum of History is offering exciting new experiences, both in person and virtually.

Join us on site on February 8 at 6 p.m. as we host a special screening of an episode from the groundbreaking documentary series, Black Life: Untold Stories, followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers, experts and individuals from the series. Come to the Museum to watch Episode 8: Claiming Space, which examines the growth of Black communities across Canada and their resistance to systematic displacement. This is a free event, but registration is required.

The Museum is also offering a new virtual educational resource exploring untold stories within the rich history of the Black experience in Canada. Exclusively available on the Museum’s Teachers’ Zone website, the new program — developed in partnership with the Black Life Impact Foundation and with the participation of the Black People’s History of Canada — is meant for use by teachers and students ages 12 to 17 across Canada.

Inspired by the content explored in CBC’s Black Life: Untold Stories documentary series, the program is divided into four packages and is accompanied by eight Watch Guides. Two packages will be available this month on the Teachers’ Zone – Early Black Communities and Black Women: Changemakers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Two other packages will be added in the spring.

Responding to current Canadian curricula, this program marks an important step by the Museum in its commitment to sharing diverse, inclusive stories that reflect the richness and complexity of Canadian history and society. It helps in the understanding of the vital role that Black people in Canada have played in shaping the country, while presenting an unvarnished examination of the idea of Canada as a sanctuary.

Visit to learn more about the activities and exhibitions being presented at the Museum and online. More information is also available by calling 819-776-7000.

This event is presented by TD, in partnership with Black Life Impact Foundation and CBC.

About the Teachers’ Zone
The Canadian Museum of History Teachers’ Zone is designed to bring Canadian history into classrooms in a dynamic and engaging way. It was created to provide Canadian teachers with access to primary sources and high-quality content. We have worked closely with topic experts, members of diverse cultural communities, and teachers from across the country to create teaching resources on a variety of history-based topics.

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