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Celebrate Black History Month with books by and about Black Canadians

A picture of a black woman's head superimposed on a faint map of Canada

Black History in the Library's collections

In honour of Black History Month, the SFU Library invites you to explore our books and movies to learn more about the histories of Black Canadians. 

SFU researchers can also dig into primary sources like the Black Thought & Culture collection, which includes speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders within the Black community from earliest times to 1975. 

Beyond the Library

Looking for movies with a Canadian perspective? Canada's National Film Board (NFB) is featuring a group of films throughout February to celebrate the history of the Black community in Canada. 

The Black community in Canada: a rich history. A boy looks into the camera, standing in front of a grass hut and a bundle of dried grass.

For more information, see Black History Month from the Government of Canada and the BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) for a B.C.-based perspective.

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