Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Along with a U.S., a northern neighbor Canada celebrates Black History Month annually in February.

Much of a story includes focal points of a African American experience, generally pre- and post-slavery when abolitionists and opponents of a use took black people in subjugation to leisure and a new life in a country. The infancy of black Canadians are of African and Caribbean skirmish and contain of 2.5%  of a sum population.

[RELATED: Black History during Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global]

In celebrating this month, here’s a image of black Canadian leaders who have done good strides in politics, healthcare, sports and more:


Bibb was an author and abolitionist who was innate a worker and transient to leisure in Canada in a 1800s.

He also published his journal Narrative of a Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself, that became one of a best-known worker narratives of a time. Becoming a publisher in 1851, he set adult a initial black journal in Canada, The Voice of a Fugitive. The paper enclosed news and explanation opposite a worker trade and was a apparatus for other transient slaves who’d staid in a country.


Anne Cools is a initial black chairman allocated to a Senate of Canada and a initial black womanlike senator in North America. She’s also a longest-serving member.

A local of Barbados, she was lifted in Montreal, and as a tyro she was active in Canada’s polite rights demonstrations including a 1969, 10-day sit-in during Sir George Williams University.

In 1974, founded one of a initial shelters for abused women in Canada, Women in Transition Inc., and served as a executive director.


Famously famous for being a hip-hop heavyweight, Aubrey Drake Graham began his party attention career as an actor on renouned Canadian high-school play DeGrassi: The Next Generation.

His initial studio album, Thank Me Later (2010), debuted during No. 1 on a Billboard 200 and was approved platinum. His successive albums would have identical success and he’d go on to win many awards including a Grammy, Juno Awards, BET Awards and approval as one of a top-selling hip-hop artists of all time.

Drake is also a writer underneath a pseudonym Champagne Papi and has also created songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys (“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”), Rita Ora (“R.I.P.”), Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz. He also has a wardrobe line underneath his belt and endorsements.

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