Canada has nearly 1,000 historic sites across the country that have been officially recognized by the federal government, but only nine of them speak to Black history. In a statement emailed to Global News, Parks Canada said the Historic Sites and Monuments Board (HSMBC) recognized the national historic significance of the Underground Railroad in 1925. “This designation, among the earliest by the HSMBC, was the first that identified Black History as an integral part of Canada’s past,” the statement read. “Since that time, nine national historic sites, 12 national historic events and 17 historic persons that speak to Black […]

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