Celebrating Black History Month

Chatham-Kent |

DATE: Feb 1 to 28

TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.

Contact the Underground Railroad sites directly to find out about their events and check back for community events.

February 1 2023 12:00pm - Flag raising ceremony at Chatham-Kent Civic Centre (315 King St W, Chatham, ON N7M 5K8)

February 12 2023 7:00pm - Freedom! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music at Chatham Captiol Theatre (238 King St W, Chatham, ON) Purchase tickets here.

Ongoing Virtual Exhibit - "Let us march on till victory is won" the Struggle for Racial Equity in CK and Ontario available through the Chatham-Kent Museum

March 2 2023 10:00am-12:30pm (Virtual) - Black Voices (In)Justice: Supporting Black Youth Representation in the Legal Profession—Commemorating lawyer, publisher and activist Mary Ann Shadd Cary available through Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History

Visit the Chatham-Kent Muncipality Website to learn more.