Dear Division 16,
As we discussed yesterday in class, February is Black History Month, where we take some time to consider the history of Black Canadians and to learn more about the greater history of Canada as a whole.
In our discussion today, we talked about Viola Desmond and the fact that segregation happened in Canada as well as the United States, and that there are people whose struggle may be unfamiliar to us despite their importance.
I found this great resource called Black History Awareness Society that tells the stories of Black British Columbians. Please take a moment to read through at least four of the historical (and sometimes contemporary) people highlighted on this website.
For your post, please choose ONE of the people whose stories you read and briefly write a summary of their life and contributions to BC history.
- Choose at least three important details to share
- Make sure your summary uses full sentences
- Use an interesting hook
- Write your summary in your own words
- Be creative, but most importantly, be accurate
I look forward to your responses!