BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS)

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” - Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr.

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Education, Occupations, Women, Politics and more …

UN Decade of Recognition

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Opening of James Bay Library- Spring 2018

Great-great grandniece, Dr.Verna Gibbs, attends opening for Mifflin Gibbs study room.

Person of National Historic Significance

Politician, businessman, defender of human rights... 

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Spotlight On

Black History and Culture Speaker Series..More

Places of Interest

Explore significant sites in B.C.'s Black History 

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Sponsors and Partners


Immigrants in 1858

Black Pioneers coming to British Columbia. Designated as a National Historic Event.

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Legacy of Black Achievement

The remarkable achievements have an enormous impact ...

Black History in Canada

Content, videos and a downloadable guide ...