The 2021 census data identifies 43.2% of the Town as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour. The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton and Sheridan College, “Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton” is e timely.
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The Four Points of the Compass: Oakville and the Underground Railroad
Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost has helped explore and preserve our nation's rich African Canadian past for nearly four decades. Recently she has been working with the Town of Oakville to unearth clues to the lives of Black immigrants who made Halton County their home during the Underground Railroad era. In this presentation learn about four of those individuals who arrived from the South, West, North, and East. Each carried with them skills and talents, courage and ambition to help build Oakville as we know it today.
- Check out the Halton Hills Public Library’s online exhibit RSM Henry Thomas Shepherd MBE to learn about Henry Thomas Shepherd and his legacy in Halton Hills
- Engage with this lecture on HHPL’s YouTube channel: Tracing Black Lives in Guelph, 1890 - 1945
- Oakville Museum
- Black History Explorers in partnership with the Oakville Pubic Library and CCAH