Black History Month 2024

February is Black History Month

“Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.

The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”.

This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.

The theme aligns with the 10th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent and recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.”
Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html

Libby OverDrive logoThe Ontario Library Service is committed to providing resources and training opportunities that support and enhance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for all libraries across the province. Check out the #BHM2024 curated list available on OverDrive!

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