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February is Black History Month and I thought I would try and recognize it here in some way. I was born in St. Catharines, Ontario a city that lies between Toronto and the U.S border with New York State. Having lived there until age 18 I was informed only once that St. Catharines was one of the final stops and settlements on the Underground Railroad. If you go to the St. Catharines Museum along the Welland Canal they have an exhibit about it, but honestly I don't know of anything else in the city that really acknowledges this. If it hadn't been for the teacher who read aloud, "Underground to Canada" by Barbara Smucker to my grade 6 class I'm not certain I would have known anything at all.

A few links:

- Freedom Trail (St. Catharines)
- Parks Canada
- Toronto Black History Month
- Canadian Black History Links by Province
- Ontario's Underground Railroad (Warning this has sound on the homepage)
- Books and Resources


Also check out the story of Africville

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