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Black History Month

Black History in Oshawa

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Northview Branch
Northview Branch Nonquon Room

Oshawa has had a Black population since at least 1850, but this history is not well known. Learn about the research that the Oshawa Museum has done to explore the history of Black Canadians in this city.  


Local History Spotlight: A Significant Voice to Remember

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McLaughlin Branch
McLaughlin Branch Local History Room
Oshawa resident and elder, Dr. B. George Blake, was known to many as an oral storyteller, drummer, and writer who brought numerous stories from his Caribbean and Buddhist background to Canada. He was the founder of Durham Folklore Storytellers (now known as Durham Storytellers) and a recipient of the 2014 African Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award. Heather Whaley from Durham Storytellers and Storytellers of Canada, Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum archivist, and Dr. Leroy Clarke, President & Executive Director, e-CAMP MENTORing, will discuss the archive project honouring Dr. Blake’s legacy.

Caribbean Luminaries in the Fields of Literature, Politics and Sports

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Delpark Branch
Delpark Branch Program Room
In celebration of Black History Month, Mr. Raphael Francis will deliver a historical perspective of the West Indies. Learn about Caribbean Novelists, Poets, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Politicians and world renowned Cricketers from the Islands. 

Club Carib Steel Drum and Dance Festival

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OPL in the Community
Club Carib Oshawa Inc., Caribbean Culture Centre
Take in the full Caribbean experience with the Hummingbird Dancers and Oshawa Sounds of Steel. See an amazing live dance presentation and learn about Caribbean Culture. Purchase delicious Caribbean snacks too!

Club Carib Oshawa Inc. 

Caribbean Culture Centre , 600 Wentworth St. E 

Wed, 02/25/2037 - 19:01
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