Black History Month

Online Lectures

Speaker Series

Slavery in Canada

Archivist Jennifer Weymark examines the history of Slavery in Canada, focusing on the too often overlooked aspect of chattel slavery in Canada, while learning more about John Baker, an enslaved man with connections to Oshawa.

February 16, 2021, 7pm
Via Zoom


Tea & Talk from Home: Oshawa’s Black History – One Family’s Story

This lecture traces the lives of one Oshawa’s first Black families . We follow the matriarch Wealthy as she travels from Vermont, to Lower Canada and finally Upper Canada. Four generations of this family, living every day lives, have exposed the biases and prejudice of the time, but also the strength and courage of conviction they had.

February 28, 2021, 1pm
Via Zoom

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