Black History Month

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library.


Sharing the Stories of Human Rights in Canada

To commemorate Black History Month, the Museum is offering 3 mini-talks every Saturday afternoon in February. The talks focus on themes of human rights and discrimination in relation to the history of Black people in Canada.

Stop and chat with interpreters in the Breaking the Silence gallery, where you will learn about the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and how Black people had their rights and dignity stripped from them. 

The mini-talks continue in the Canadian Journeys gallery, where interpreters will share the stories of Harriet Tubman and Josiah Henson, two remarkable people who had personal experience on the Underground Railroad.

The third mini-talk will focus on Viola Desmond’s personal story of facing racism and discrimination in Canada.


When: Saturdays in February from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Canadian Journeys gallery and Breaking the Silence gallery
Cost: Free with admission


Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.