Black History Month – February 1, 2021

Black History (or African Heritage) month begins on February 1st. Officially recognized in Canada since 1996, Black History month has its origins in the 1920’s United States.

In the United Church of Canada we take time during this month to focus on the contributions and experiences of Black members of the Church. Stories from across the Church will be shared on the blog throughout the month and I encourage you to watch or read them and to do some exploring on your own. Black history is Canadian history and it’s something we all need to learn more about.

I invite you to view a video posted by the United Church of Canada a few years ago.  As stated in the description, the video is “An introduction to the little-known history of Black peoples in The United Church of Canada, from 100 years of Union United in Montreal to the present day across Canada.”

To view the video, please click on