Happy Black History Month!

Photo Credit: Marie-France Coallier, The Gazette

When did slavery end in Canada? Wait. What? We had slaves in Canada? Yup.

Welcome to Black History Month. This is the month when we remember some amazing things that we should never have forgotten, and some less-than-wonderful things that we would probably prefer to forget. Fortunately, the McGill community includes people like Dr. Charmaine Nelson who can help to jog our memories.

Visible and ethnic minorities have made and continue to make countless contributions worth celebrating to McGill, to Montreal, to Québec, and to the world. However, while we are remembering those who have triumphed, let us not forget those who were lost in the struggle.

A glimpse into Canada’s slave-owning past

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