Black Pioneers, men, women and children

Designed and developed by BCBHAS with investment from Digital Museums Canada

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Resources for Educators, Students,  Parents, Researchers, Families, and You

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This 52-page publication can be purchased by donation or you can explore the digital timeline.

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Our events celebrate achievements and contributions in art, music, writing, creativity …. Everyone is welcome to all our public events.


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Connect with historical and contemporary pioneers and history-makers who help shape their communities and this province.

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Our Stories, Our Voices: 160 participants brought together. Their stories,  woven together,  give a glimpse of the vast diversity of people of African ancestry in this Province.

British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) creates awareness of the history of Blacks in BC and celebrates historical and contemporary achievements and contributions in the arts, education, government, sports, sciences, and more.

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What does anti-Black racism mean? What’s the difference between discrimination and prejudice? Check out our glossary of terms.

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Alexander Park, Deas Island, Giscome Portage Trail, McClore Mountain, McDame Creek … are all named after Black Pioneers. Here are some places of interest that underscore their achievements and contributions.

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BC Black History Awareness Society is a registered charity. Tax receipts are issued annually.