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Archives of Ontario www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/black_history/index.aspx

The Black Canadian Experience in Ontario 1834-1914: Flight, Freedom, Foundation

A joint project of the Archives of Ontario and the Ontario Black History Society, this website presents the dramatic story of a community that has played an important role in the history of the province and remains an active part of Ontario society today.


BBC (United Kingdom) www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition

British History: Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

This website explores the circumstances leading up to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade by Britain in 1807 from a number of important and interrelated perspectives.


Black History Canada http://blackhistorycanada.ca

The Black History Canada website is a historical site that provides access to a wealth of information concerning Black history and the history of slavery in Canada.


BlackPast.org (United States) www.blackpast.org/

BlackPast.org is an independent non-profit corporation that provides comprehensive online reference materials on African-American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry across the globe.


The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society https://ckbhs.org/

With a mission statement reading "To develop an appreciation of the legacy of the past for the benefit of the caretakers of our future," the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society provides the history of Chatham's Black community after travelling the Underground Railroad to freedom.


Grey Roots Museum http://greyroots.com/exhibitions/virtual-exhibits/black-history

The Grey Roots Museum website provides a history of the Black settlement patterns in the Queen's Bush. The virtual exhibit is based on their award winning exhibit From Slavery to Freedom: African Canadians of Grey County.


Harriet Tubman Institute www.tubmaninstitute.ca/

The Tubman Institute at York University is part of an international network that is committed to overcoming injustice and inequality resulting from slavery. Focusing on the movement of African peoples throughout the world, it is the mandate of the Tubman Institute to promote a greater understanding of the history of slavery and its ongoing legacy.


National Parks Service (United States) www.nps.gov/history/aahistory/index.htm

Our Shared History: African American Heritage

This website is a one-stop guide to all of the stimulating and innovative sites pertaining to African-American heritage across the National Parks Service website – ParkNet.


Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management https://novascotia.ca/archives/africanns/

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Focusing on the period between 1749 and 1834, this website combines images, primary documents and textual information to reflect on the early African-Nova Scotian experience. It features more than 100 documents and a searchable database of close to 5,000 African-Nova Scotians – in particular, Black Loyalists and refugees who arrived in 1783-1784 and 1813-1816 respectively.


Nova Scotia Museum http://novascotia.ca/museum/blackloyalists

Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia

Based on the physical exhibit of the same title, this virtual exhibit explores the history of Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia through a combination of text, images and audio recording.


Ontario Black History Society www.blackhistorysociety.ca/

The Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit Canadian charity that is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage.


Owen Sound's Black History www.owensound.ca/owen-sounds-black-history

This website provides a history of the Underground Railroad and its relationship to the Owen Sound area. It emphasizes the contribution of early Black settlers to the growth and development of the city and features sites and resources relevant to Black heritage in this area of the province.


Parks Canada www.pc.gc.ca/index_E.asp

The Parks Canada website has an abundance of historical information concerning the Underground Railroad, sites relevant to the Underground Railroad in Canada and Ontario and information about Black veterans of the War of 1812 who were given land by the Canadian government, leading to some of the first Black settlements in Canada and Ontario.


Parliament and the British Slave Trade, 1600-1807 (United Kingdom) www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/tradeindustry/slavetrade/

This website encourages public comment and online debate in response to its interpretation of the relationship of the British Parliament to the slave trade. It contains key information on Parliament's involvement in the British slave trade between 1600 and 1807, and provides access to a wealth of digitized archival material relating to the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.


Underground Railroad – The struggle against slavery (United States) www.ugrronline.com

This portal, created by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, has been recently updated. It is an invaluable resource to everyone interested in learning about the various ways individuals, organizations and communities fought to abolish slavery.

Online exhibits

Online exhibits

Ontario’s stories are compelling and informative. Explore some of them through our online exhibits