Welcome to the official website for a Black Peoples History of Canada, a project led by Principal Investigor Dr. Afua Cooper, award winning historian and author.
A Black People’s History of Canada (BPHC) is a three-year project designed to conduct new research into our nation’s rich African Canadian heritage.
Discover the history of Black Canadians from 1604 to the present. Peruse our catalogue of educational resources, from engaging curricula to rich historical content and innovative media.
View upcoming and past events. This includes our most recent events, Slavery, Memory and Citizenship in Iran and Roots & Rhythms: Connecting the Past, Present and Future.
Black History is Canadian History.
A Black People’s History of Canada (BPHC) is a project funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Dalhousie University. Its purpose is to conduct new research into our nation’s rich African Canadian history and heritage, and to fill the gap in Black Canadian history education. Partnering with African Canadian groups and government agencies responsible for education, the BPHC will help create new elementary and secondary school curricula in English and French for teaching Black history in every Canadian province and territory.