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Retracing history with Dr. Amadou B


Dr. Amadou Ba is a historian, political scientist, researcher and writer with a PhD in History, a Master’s in Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Education. Currently, Amadou Ba teaches in the School of Education and the Department of Political Science at Laurentian University  and teaches African History at Nipissing University. He will talk about […]

The End of Slavery in Upper Canada


Guest Speakers Glenn Sweazey & June Girvan Details Find out why attempts to abolish slavery in Upper Canada failed and why it required a revolution decades later in Jamaica before slavery finally came to an end throughout the British Empire. This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom. Registration: All are welcome to attend […]

Exploring Ottawa’s Black History – Past, Present and Future

Beechwood National Memorial Centre 280 Beechwood Ave., Vanier, Ontario

During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country. Join us as we share the stories of Ottawa’s Black Community and those buried within our cemetery grounds followed by Councillor […]

Bytown 1847


Guest Speakers Michael McBane, Author 'Bytown 1847, Élisabeth Bruyère & the Irish Famine refugees' Details What fate awaited the typhus-stricken Irish Famine refugees upon their arrival in early Bytown? Michael McBane explores the shocking tragedy and inspiring heroism that emerged during that era of great crisis from Ottawa's past. This speaker series presentation will take place […]

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