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February 2022 - Black History Month

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honor Black Canadians' legacy and their communities.

During Black History Month, people in Canada celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.

This year's theme—February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day—reminds us to recognize the tremendous contributions of Black Canadians, like Lincoln Alexander, and their communities all year long. 

Historical Black Albertans:

Learn more about the legacies of three Black Calgarians who broke barriers, changed the city's history, and influenced its present. CBC Calgary highlighted their stories here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1866097731963/

Follow local filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Learn more about this iconic Albertan here:John Ware Reclaimed by Cheryl Foggo - NFB