Bashir Mohamed goes digging for Alberta’s Black civil rights history
Alberta has a long history of white supremacy and Black civil rights activism. Bashir Mohamed — and any other student in Alberta — learned nothing about it in school. Fueled by a racist encounter with an Edmonton driver, Mohamed started digging through archives to prove that his experience wasn’t a one-off. What he uncovered was a long and consistent history of segregation and other institutional barriers, and an equally long and consistent history of Black resistance.