Black History in Victoria

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February is Black History Month and Victoria has many associations with Black pioneers in British Columbia. In this talk, historian John Adams will discuss Governor Sir James Douglas’ Black ancestry and why there was an exodus of Black people, from California to Victoria in 1858 at the time of the Fraser River Gold Rush. You'll study the profiles of many of the city’s Black business owners, as well as the prospectors, farmers, carpenters and politicians. The focus of this illustrated talk will be on Victoria, but Salt Spring Island and other places in British Columbia will be included.

Photo from the Vancouver Archives of the Victoira Volunteer Rifle Corps in the 1860s

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