Canadian War Museum presents

Black Canadian Military History: Vets on Vets

The Canadian War Museum is proud to partner with the website Black Canadian Veterans and historian Kathy Grant in this special event marking Black History Month.

In this virtual session, contemporary Black Canadian veterans share stories of Black veterans from the First and Second World Wars, while Cadet Hakim Foyn offers the perspective of Black youth. These presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period exploring contemporary experiences in the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the military history of Black Canadians.

Black Canadians have served this country with distinction for more than 200 years, sometimes paying the ultimate price. This virtual event is designed to raise awareness of the military contributions of Black Canadians, in times of both war and peace.

Historian Kathy Grant was born in Montreal to Barbadian immigrants and is the founder of Legacy Voices, which ensures Black Canadian History is documented and preserved. Kathy has made educational presentations to municipalities, schools, and community organizations, and works to promote an inclusive approach to storytelling and historical documentation. Over the past decade, Kathy has undertaken extensive research on the contributions of African Canadians in the First World War, and assisted Veterans Affairs Canada in the development of the department’s commemorative resources on the military service of Black Canadians.

Students and educators from across Canada are invited to participate in this special Black History Month program. Questions for presenters can be sent in advance to [email protected].

Presented  in English with simultaneous translation in French.
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1:00pm
The program is free, but space is limited, so you are encouraged to register soon.

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