"I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it." - Katherine Dunham
Black History Month was created to celebrate the contributions and achievements black Canadians have made to our nation.
Every year the Government of Canada dedicates a theme in order to honour specific individuals. The theme for 2018 is Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud. The women named broke barriers, excelled at their craft and paved the way for future generations to succeed.
In order to honour this theme, we have curated a list of four women who have made positive contributions to Canadian society. Share the videos below with your students to help keep the legacies of these incredible women alive.