The first step towards honouring the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and people of African descent is a commitment to learning their legacy.
Here are some texts, films, and online resources from the library’s collection to help members of the UNB community begin or continue that journey.
- Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources
- Black Thought and Culture
- Empire Online
- Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice
- Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions by Joseph Mensah (2010)
- The Blacks in Canada: A History by Robin Winks (1997)
- I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (2018)
- The Skin We're in: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole (2020)
- Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt (2020)
- More books about Black History in Canada
- From the Library of Black History: Black Eagles. Tony Brown Productions, 2018.
- From the Library of Black History: Booker T. Washington Freedom Trail – the Spirit of Black Higher Education. Tony Brown Productions, 2018.
- Gates, Henry Louis, et al., directors. African-American Lives: The Promise of Freedom. Films Media Group, 2011.
- Explore more films at UNB Libraries
Also check out the blog posts on Atlantic Loyalist Connections
- The Importance of the Book of Negroes
- Naming Culture in the Book of Negroes
- Named in Freedom: Children in the Book of Negroes
- In Sickness and in Health: the Black Refugees at Hammonds Plains, winter 1827
- To be free or not to be: that is the question