Political and Ethnic Groups

Black History in Canada



Canada Became Haven for Black Slaves from U.S

Kingston Whig-Standard, Thurs. Feb. 8, 1996, p. 4.

Class of 1852 Brings First Black Student to Queen's Campus.

Wahenga: a publication of the Black History Co-Operative at Queen's University. Spring 1994 [one issue only] pp. 45-47. (First appeared in the Queen's Gazette, Jan. 20, 1992 as part of a series called The Magic of this Place.)


Blacks in Canada: In Search of the Promise: A Bibliographic Guide.

KFPL Black History Reading List

The following books are a great place to start researching Black History in Canada.


Black History Research in Historic Kingston

Historic Kingston has published several article of significance to Black History research in Kington.

  • Robert Sutherland: Queen's First Black Student, by Hazelgrove, A.R., Historic Kingston, vol 22, pp. 64-69.
  • Edward John Barker, M.D.: Editor and Citizen, by Spurr, John W., Historic Kingston, vol. 27, p. 115. 
  • George Mink: A Black Businessman in Early Kingston, by Neilson, Rick, Historic Kingston, vol. 46, 1998, pp. 111-129.


Black Canadians: a long line of fighters

Toronto : NC Press, 1975.