Black Heritage Collection

The Black Heritage Collection was created to showcase the excellence of Black authors and illustrators and recognize their and other Black Canadians' contribution to our society. It was developed to promote inclusivity and combat anti-black racism. It will support and encourage learning about the unique history of the Black population in Canada as well as educate our public about the experiences of Black individuals as we explore their stories.

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Let us know about the item by logging into your account and using the Suggest-a-Purchase form in the catalogue so we can investigate purchasing the item for MPL’s collection.

We strive to build a balanced collection to serve the community. We appreciate your ideas and contributions. Suggestions are evaluated according to our Library Collections and Material Selection Policy.



February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month. This year's theme is Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build. Black History Month…

Black History Month: Ours to Tell

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in…

Black History Month: Notable Black Politicians

February is Black History Month in Canada. This year's theme is "Ours to Tell"

A Look at the Diversity of the Black Population in Canada

The Black population within Canada is incredibly diverse and has contributed to our Canadian heritage in many ways, highlighted in this blog

Black Canadians that Fought to Improve all of our Lives

Although Canada is frequently regarded as a place of freedom for the Americans that sought to escape the clutches of slavery, we need to be…

How to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time when Canadians celebrate the many achievements of Black Canadians.

The Importance of Black History Month

The history and significance of Black History Month.


An Advertisement for a performance by Sun Ra. Afrofuturism was a term coined by Mark Dery in his 1994 essay, Black to the Future, which he…

Quiz - How much do you know about Black Canadian literature?

If you think you know enough about Black Canadian Literature, then, this quiz below should be a breeze for you.

Great Caribbean Eats in Markham

If you are a foodie and you live in the GTA, you know Markham is home to some of the best food and restaurants.

Films to Watch to Celebrate Black History Month

Movies to watch on Hoopla for Black History Month.

Stop Talking and Start Listening

Right now is the time to show the Black people in our community our solidarity and support. We need to listen, we need to learn and act.

Antiracism Resources

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu

Black History Month

February is Black History Month

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