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Erchless’ butler, Christopher Colombus Lee

Black History Month Celebrated at Oakville’s Schools

In recognition of February’s Black History Month, schools in the Halton District School Board have planned events and initiatives to celebrate and honour the contributions of black Canadians, past and present.

Celebration of Black History Month 2014

The celebration of Black History Month 2014 kicked-off on February 5th at town hall. Those in attendance were treated to an impromptu spoken word performance by Master of Ceremonies Greg Frankson who is the resident ...

The Underground Railroad & Oakville

From 1820 to 1865, the Underground Railroad secretly transported thousands of fugitive slaves who traveled from the southern U.S. across the border to freedom in Canada. For many escaped African Americans, Oakville harbour was their ...