"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. 

Viola Davis Desmond

The Honourable Jean Augustine

Senator Anne C. Cools

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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