Black people in Canada have diverse backgrounds and experiences — while some can trace their roots in Canada for many generations, others have immigrated in recent decades. They have contributed in many ways to the growth, diversity and development of the country.
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Gould, Jan. Women of British Columbia, Saanichton, B. Gould provides a history of B. She includes pictures and a biography of Sylvia Stark. North Vancouver: J. Douglas Ltd. The writer briefly mentions some of their achievements. In John Morris Ed. Vancouver: Evergreen Press,pp. The information pertaining to Blacks provided in these texts is summarized in this section and is later presented in more detail according to its relevant category in the remaining sections of the catalogue. Studies, Volume 8, pp.
Vancouver: Prescott Publishing Co. This book contains a collection of eye-witness s of life in the Peace River Country. This short paper compares the social position of Blacks in southwestern Ontario and Vancouver Island in A newspaper article which appeared in the April 15, edition of a Boston anti-slavery weekly is reprinted.
Higgins was a one-time Speaker of the B. He also mentions the Victoria Pioneer Rifles, the theatre riot and the church segregation issue. The author of the article, an anonymous Black traveller who visited Victoria felt that there was as much prejudice in Victoria as in San Francisco. An Occasional Paper on the Columbia Mission. The attempts to segregate Blacks in churches, theatres and other public places are reported. Balf, Mary. The Negroes.
Higgins, D. Toronto: William Briggs,pp.
The Bishop also gives his opinions on the controversy over integrated seating in the Congregational church. London: Rivingtons Waterloo Place, pp. Gregson, Harry. Most of them are classified in general history. Some Reminiscences of Old Victoria.
LL, PA. In five s Ms. Brown provides an crammed with information of the experience of Blacks in B. She discusses the two major migrations of Blacks to B. In outlining commercial and civic contributions of Black pioneers to Victoria, she mentions their occupations, the first Victoria police force, Mifflin Gibbs and the Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps. In discussing the Vancouver migration, the author mentions individuals such as Joe Fortes and Matilda Boynton, and organizations such as the s Universal Negro Improvement Association, and the more recent Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the B.
Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Bowes, G. Peace River Chronicles.
Some population statistics on Blacks in B. Asante, Nadine. Although their standard of living was higher in Victoria than in San Francisco, the Blacks were still subject to considerable discrimination.
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On s andthere is a list it may be out of date of Black organizations in Vancouver. The majority of the works contained in this section are about British Columbia, or groups or places in the Province. Davis, Chuck Ed. The Vancouver Book. The History of Terrace.
A History of Victoria Victoria: Victoria Observer Publishing, p. Fawcett, Edgar.
In this paper Hills briefly describes the Black pioneers and mentions the role of the Blacks in the Victoria election. Terrace: Terrace Public Library Association, This book contains a brief outline of the career of Arthur Clore, who was a Black prospector in the region.
Vancouver: Mitchell Press, pp. Several authors describe Dan Williams, a Black man who was well-known as a miner, trapper and guide.
Bond, J. Lester, S. Ringo, F. Spotts and N. There is also mention of the Fountain Chapel Church which was a predominately Black church in Vancouver. The New Eldorado, or British Columbia. Toronto: William Biggs,pp.
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Hills, George. Foner, Philip S. The Coloured Inhabitants of Vancouver Island. Howard, F. This Directory contains copies of advertisements and lists the name, occupation and address of Victoria residents. There is considerable mention of the Stark Family, John C.
Jones and Jim Anderson.
Flucke, A. Early Days on Saltspring Island. John, are described. The political careers of John C. Jones and Henry W. Gallaher, Bill. He relates the case of the freeing of the slave Charles Mitchell and the part played by W. Moses, a Black barber, in the Blessing murder case. First published in He refers to the presence of Blacks on two occasions. Hamilton, Bea. Salt Spring Island.
Brown, Rosemary. The formation of the volunteer militia is outlined. Kamloops: A History of the District to Kamloops: Clow Printing Ltd. The author provides information about the multi-faceted career of John Freemont Smith, a Black man originally from the West Indies. London: Thomas C. Newby, pp.