Buxton's black scholars
February is Black History Month. In Canada, it's a time to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on their experiences throughout our past. CBC Digital Archives has pulled together a selection of radio and TV clips that honour black history — some of which exemplify the racism blacks have had to endure and overcome, both in Canada and around the world, while others highlight the remarkable accomplishments of extraordinary people.
• Land could only be sold to blacks and had to remain in their hands for 10 years.
• Land had to be purchased, not leased.
• Each house had to be built at least 24x18x12 feet (7.3x5.5x3.6 metres) with a porch across the front
• Each house had to be built 33 feet (10.1 metres) from the road, with a picket fence and flower garden in front.
Program: Voice of the Pioneer
Broadcast Date: April 15, 1979
Guest(s): Daniel Hill
Host: Bill McNeil
Last updated: January 31, 2013
Page consulted on March 26, 2013
All Clips from this Topic
A monument honouring William Hall, the first black man to ever win a V...
Canadian singer Phyllis Marshall talks to CBC Radio's Assignment about...
A profile of the career of sprinter Harry Jerome.
Historian Daniel Hill explains how passage on Underground Railway brou...
Prof. Daniel Hill takes listeners back to the arrival of a wave of bla...
The school at the Buxton settlement in Ontario produced many of the no...
Prof. Daniel Hill works to bring attention to black history and to sha...
The Toronto rap artist goes head-to-head in a battle of rhymes with CB...
Nova Scotia civil rights activist Carrie Best talks to CBC's Jim Nunn ...
Willie O'Ree's accomplishments are celebrated 50 years after he became...
February is Black History Month. In Canada, it's a time to celebrate t...
Wayne Adams looks back on his historic 1993 political victory.