I Am Black History
This is a place for diverse Black Canadians to tell their stories and the stories of their ancestors, both here in Canada and the Diaspora.
We know that there are Black people from coast to coast to coast in Canada. COVID has prevented our planned trip west and north to collect more stories. We want all Black Canadians to be included here, so please contact us to tell your story. Our Voices, Our Stories.
Olivier Le Jeune, a young boy from Madagascar whose African name is unknown arrived in Québec in 1628 and was sold to a clerk becoming the first recorded enslaved African in New France.