Black History Month in C-K
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Black History Month is a time to celebrate and pause as we recognize the many achievements of Black Canadians who through history have done so much to make Canada the diverse place it is today. Every February we mark this month dating back to 1926 when the time was set aside to honour the accomplishments of African Americans and to heighten awareness of Black History in the United States. Celebrations of Black history began in Canada, shortly thereafter.
Once considered a destination for freedom seekers, Chatham-Kent is home to some of the most successful Black settlements in Canadian History. It is important to recognize Chatham-Kent's significant Black historical figures and our role in the underground railroad. Today, three historic sites contribute to the Chatham-Kent Underground Railroad story. Although all locations are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to visit them virtually.