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AfriCana Village & Museum is a proposed African-Canadian cultural heritage tourism destination on Toronto’s Waterfront. Spearheaded by Trevor David, businessman, social entrepreneur and community activist. AfriCana Village leadership consist of an eclectic and dynamic group of African-Canadian visionaries and progressive friends and allies from the wider community who are committed to cultural economic empowerment, social justice, fairness and equity in Canada with a special focus on African-Canadian youth.
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and iconic Landmark, is a comprehensive Civil Rights museum and an innovative social justice educational organization devoted to the understanding and advancement of civil and human rights at home and around the world.
The Museum of African American History is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. In Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved two historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails® that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members.
From the Catalogue
Africville by Donald H. Clairmont; Dennis William Magill
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
In the mid 1960s the city of Halifax decided to relocate the inhabitants of Africville--a black community that had been transformed by civil neglect, mismanagement, and poor planning into one of the worst city slums in Canadian history. Africville is a sociological account of the relocation that reveals how lack of resources and inadequate planning led to devastating consequences for Africville relocatees. Africville is a work of painstaking scholarship that reveals in detail the social injustice that marked both the life and the death of the community. It became a classic work in Canadian sociology after its original publication in 1974. The third edition contains new material that enriches the original analysis, updates the account, and highlights the continuing importance of Africville to black consciousness in Nova Scotia.
Black Then by Frank Mackey
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Black Then is intended for readers of all ages. Some stories drive home the historical fact of Canadian slavery, a truth still widely ignored, but for the most part, they are tales of how ordinary people managed to cope - or not - with daily life. Based on original research, these engaging stories bring to light a wealth of previously neglected historical information.
North of the Color Line by Sarah-Jane Mathieu
Publication Date: 2010-11-29
North of the Color Line examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States.
Negro Comrades of the Crown by Gerald Horne
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the Civil War. Many African Americans viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas.
"The Black History Bulletin is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the areas of history. Its aim is to publish, generate, and disseminate peer-reviewed information about African Americans in U. S. history, the African Diaspora generally, and the peoples of Africa. Its purpose is to inform the knowledge base for the professional praxis of secondary educators through articles that are grounded in theory, yet supported by practice. "
"Founded in 1969 by Robert Chrisman and Nathan Hare, THE BLACK SCHOLAR is the first journal of black studies and research. In TBS, academics, activists, artists, and political leaders come to grips with basic issues confronting Afro-America, the Diaspora, and Africa. While a paucity of intellectual spaces focused on black thinking remains, due in part to the impact of TBS, Black/Africana Studies and its sub-disciplines have become legitimate spaces of scholarly inquiry." Relaunched in June 2012.
The Journal of African American History (JAAH) is the leading scholarly publication in the field of African American history. Published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the JAAH publishes original scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the African American experience. The JAAH embraces ASALH’s mission of promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating “information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community.”
"For the last third of a century, the Journal of Black Studies has been the leading source for dynamic, innovative, and creative research on the Black experience. Poised to remain at the forefront of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field of Black studies, the Journal of Black Studies is published six times per year. This means a greater number of important and intellectually provocative articles exploring key issues facing African Americans and Blacks can now be given voice."
The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.
The mission of the BCSA is "to support and facilitate interaction and exchange and networking between scholars, community historians and cultural workers of Black Studies here in Canada and abroad, to provide support for Black Canadian Studies scholars, academics, community historians and culture (and those of Black descent regardless of research interests and foci), and to actively encourage and support subsequent generations of scholars, researchers, community historians and cultural workers."