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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Learning Centre

This Learning Centre has been implemented to assist educators who are interested in promoting cross-cultural education both within and outside the formal school curriculum as well as to assist students with their projects.  
The goals of the Learning Centre are:
• To increase awareness of the historical, economic and social contributions of Blacks in B.C.; and
• To stimulate and enrich cognitive and emotional development of students by drawing on historical perspectives and everyday experiences; and
• To identify realities and dispel myths concerning  pioneer settlers and contemporary Blacks in B.C.; and
• To recognize the dimensions of cultural diversity and its impact on the community; and
• To expand understanding of the role of Blacks as pioneer settlers through an appreciation of the historical images and important contributions they have made, and are making, in B.C.

The Stories provide biographical content, images and links on specific individuals.

The Teacher Resources provides an extensive list of online information for British Columbia, Canada, and the World; including websites, teaching guides, videos  and dowloadable pdf's,  that can provide valuable information and aids for teaching and research.   

The Places of Interest Guide provides information and links to sites, parks, and monuments all across BC related to the Black Pioneers.

We also want to help support students financially, which is why we support the Rosie Jones and Joan Cook Memorial Bursary that is administered by Camosun College.

The Information Sources is an extensive catalogue of bibliographic information for hundreds of books, articles, manuscripts, and newspapers dating back to the 1850's.  The information sources topics include women, education, politics, religion, social issues, occupations and so much more.