Black History Month is a time when most North Americans reflect on the contributions that Blacks have made to the development of civilisation. Many among us who immigrated to Canada have long wondered about the relevance, the importance, or meaning of such an event. It is not an occurrence in Africa, in South America, in particular Brazil, with a Black population of over 40 million, or in the West Indies.
Why then do Caribbean Blacks entertain the notion of this month in continental North America, and what does it have to do with them? I pose this question in light of our forgotten heroes who paved the way for many of us to come to Canada. These unsung heroes are our women …
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Publication information: Article title: Editorial. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Kola. Volume: 14. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2002. Page number: 5+. © 2008 Black Writers' Guild. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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