Workshop: 100 years of Black life in Canada – After the Underground Railroad 1865-1965

100 Years of Black Life in Canada – After the Underground Railroad 1865-1965 is the next workshop in the Natasha Henry’s “Teaching African Canadian History” series. This workshop will provide classroom teachers and other education workers with content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources for integrating the African Canadain experience from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century into their classrooms. Topics include citizenship and identiy, the diverse Black population, Emancipation Day celebrations, segregated schools, social institutions, and civil rights activism. The content of the workshop is aligned with the recently revised Ontario Social Studies, History, and Geography and the Canadian and World Studies curricula.

Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African Diasporic experience. She is the author of Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012) and Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2010). Natasha was also the education specialist for Breaking the Chains: Presenting a New Narrative of Canada’s Role in the Underground Railroad.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Comfort Hotel (445 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto) from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please see the flyer for more details. To register, please email Natasha Henry at

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