BC Black History Timeline Publication

It’s here! – a 52-page illustrated publication, BC Black History Timeline, to purchase by donation

Cover page with various images shaded with green, red, blue, orange, purple
Cover Page
2 page book spread with images and text
2-page spread, pages 18, 19

We launched a BC Black History digital timeline in 2021; and then began receiving requests for a print version. Working with a graphic design firm, we are now offering an illustrated 52-page publication to purchase by donation.

Each entry is a story of community, politics, human rights, military, discrimination, education, or employment placed in its historical and contemporary context and presents a streamlined view of the contributions of Black people to the province and to help understand how people and events fit in to different eras.

The timeline spans 190 years of events that affected Black settlement and the experiences of Black people in BC, as well as some significant events in Canada, the United States and globally.

The suggested donation for a mailed copy of the timeline publication is $15.00.

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Timeline design by Shanthony Art & Design

The Timeline was produced and can be distributed through the financial support from the Province of British Columbia, First West Foundation–Island Savings Community Endowment, Canucks for Kids Fund, Vancouver Canucks and individuals who have donated to the Society.
There are almost 100 illustrations consisting of photographs, artwork, images, and other graphics—the visual record of history— and are an integral part of the Timeline. We are deeply grateful to the archives, families, newspapers, and organizations that preserve and provide access to these precious materials.

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