Black History Month 2024

February is National Black History Month. The Black History of Edmonton and Alberta is an important narrative, one that Fort Edmonton Park is committed to exploring and portraying more purposefully with Black History Interpreters. We are happy to highlight some ways you can get involved around the Edmonton region throughout Black History Month. 

Learning Resources:
The CBC project Black on the Prairies explores the past, present and future of Black Prairie life through the themes of Migration, Putting in Work, Black and Indigenous Relations, Politics and Resistance, and Black to the Future. 

University of Calgary - Black Albertans You Should Know

City Museum Edmonton - And Still We Rise: A Black Presence in Alberta, late 1800s – 1970s

Events in the YEG Area:
5 Artists 1 Love Art Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta (Jan 20 - Mar 3)
Learn More about 5 Artists 1 Love here.

Joyful Noise: A Musical Showcase at Winspear Centre (Feb 3) 
Learn More about 5 Artists 1 Love here.

Black History Month Gala presented by When African Women Talk (Feb 10)
Learn More about When African Women Talk here.

The University of Alberta Black Sutdents’ Association’s Black History Month Gala (Feb 17)

AfroQuiz at the Stanley A. Milner Library (Feb 24)


FEED THE SOUL Dining Week features bold, flavour-packed, traditional offerings at 13 Black-owned restaurants, food retailers and makers in Edmonton. FEED THE SOUL Dining Week was created to showcase the city’s diverse Black-owned food scene and highlight the positive influence the African Diaspora has on the local hospitality industry. 

Learn More about FEED THE SOUL Dining Week here.

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