Resources for Black History Month

February is designated as Black History Month in Ontario. Please contact us if you have suitable resources for this website.

Book Suggestions from Novalis

These are books suggested for Black History Month. We offer the 20% discount or bulk pricing

ADULT: Someone Beautiful to God: Finding the Light of Faith in Wounded World 9780809154937

ADOLESCENT:  Sister Thea Bowman: Do You Here Me Church 9780809167920

CHILDREN: An African Gospel 9780809167937

CHILDREN: Brown Girl Magic 9780809167944

CHILDREN: What if the Zebras Lost Their Stripes 9780809166497

Toronto Catholic DSB African Canadian Heritage Month Resources

Durham CDSB Black History Month Resources

Dufferin Peel CDSB Black History Month

Waterloo Catholic CDSB Black History Month VLC

Dufferin-Peel CDSB have a Black History month resource page. Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month: School board hosts its 14th Annual Black History Month Student Conference

York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month (2021)

Thanks to Michael Way Skinner for sharing this poster.

Government of Canada Black History Month Resources

Black History Month Prayers from

I Dream a World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

– Langston Hughes

Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.  the Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through:

  • Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contribution of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation.
  • Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field
  •  Promotion the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular

Links to Catholic Saints and Holy People

Bl. Benedict Daswa

Bl. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

Bl. Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa

Bl. Isidore Bakanja

Bl. Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta

Bl. Peter To Rot

Bl. Victoire Rasoamanarivo

Our Lady of Kibeho

Servant of God Augustus Tolton

Servant of God Julia Greeley

Servant of God Mary Elizabeth Lange

St. Anthony of Egypt

St. Antonio Vieira

St. Athanasius

St. Augustine

St. Benedict the Moor

St. Charles Lwanga and

St. Cyprian of Carthage

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Gelasius I

St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Martin de Porres.

St. Mary of Egypt

St. Maurice

St. Miltiades

St. Monica

St. Moses the Black

St. Pachomius

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

The Scillitan Martyrs

St. Simon of Cyrene

Sts. Timothy and Maura

St. Thecla

St. Victor

St. Zeno

Ven. Henriette deLille

Ven. Pierre Toussaint

Ven. Teresa Chikaba

Ven. Zeinab Alif

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange

Sister Thea Bowman

Resources from the United States

Archdiocese of Washington Black Catholic History Month

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