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Black History is Canadian History.
The research will be carried out in every province and territory, encompassing African Canadian history beginning in 1604 and continuing through slavery under French and British colonizers, service to the Crown and subsequent immigration of the Black Loyalists and occasioned by the American Revolution and the Black Refugees in the War of 1812, through voluntary immigration in the era of the Underground Railroad. This study will continue by examining barriers to late 19th / early 20th century immigration, the segregation of schools and public spaces, the creation of the segregated No. 2 Construction Battalion in World War 1, and the long struggle for civil rights will be discussed. The research will conclude with oral histories reflecting the modern experience of people from all over the African Diaspora who now call this country “home.”