Black History Month – Rosemary Sadlier BA, B.ED, MSW

Recently, I listened to an interview with Rosemary Sadlier on CBC.  Rosemary was the volunteer President of  the Ontario Black History Society from 1993 -2015, its purpose being to promote awareness of black  history and issues in Canada. She helped in making Black History Month official first in Ontario in 1995 and in 1996, with the help of Jean Augustine, the first black female Member of Parliament, making it official across Canada. She would still like to see August 1st declared as Emancipation Day in Canada as well as a cultural centre  established in Toronto specifically for African Canadian history and culture .

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