The success of the Black History Month 1994 event by the Special Event Advisory Committee working with the Royal BC Museum and Archives was the catalyst for community members to form the BC Black History Awareness Society. The Society was incorporated on March 18,1994. Since October 2018, the society has been a registered charity. The first Board members were Clyde Griffith, President, Valin Marshall, Vice-President, Jean Howell, Secretary, Carl Thompson, Treasurer, and Directors-at-large Jonathan Johnson and Tyrone Gaskin.
Image: Some of the first board members, committee members, and supporters, November 1994.
(l-r) Valin Marshall, Jean Howell, Emery Barnes (seated) Frank Robinson, Menziwe Mbeo, Clyde Griffith