Black History Month in STC

Posted on February 16, 2022

Black history is an important part of St. Catharines past and the achievements, contributions and culture of the many Black Canadians who’ve made their home here continue to be an important part of our present and future.

From the steps of the church Harriett Tubman worshipped at to where communities come together to celebrate abolition to the many Black-owned business that are present in our neighbourhoods, Black culture is everywhere in St. Catharines.

Black History Tours

This Family Day weekend offers a perfect opportunity to get out and celebrate Black History Month by experiencing what life was like during the era of the Underground Railroad.

Niagara Bound Tours is running its Car Caravan Tours, a contactless guided outdoor tour exploring what happened to Freedom Seekers after completing their journey to Canada, all weekend long.

The Car Caravan Tour offers a unique look into the migration of Black Americans as they escaped slavery in the mid-19th century and settled in Southern Ontario, Canada. Led by a fifth-generation Canadian descendant of a fugitive slave from Kentucky, tours take visitors to the amazing and beautiful historical sites in St. Catharines and Niagara to create memorable experiences capturing the essence of what Freedom Seekers faced while fleeing slave states through storytelling and presenting historical perspectives.brate Black culture year round.

Black History Month Events and Activities in STC

You’re invited to celebrate Black history and culture in St. Catharines with other special events, self-guided tours, programs and more this month. The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is offering programs, blogs, videos, activities, and other interpretive experiences all month to celebrate Black history in St. Catharines. The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Center, in collaboration with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, presents Transitions Through Time, a free livestreamed Black History Month celebration featuring local speakers and artists.

Of course, shopping the many Black-owned businesses, whether its hair products from Manetain Beauty Supply, all-natural essential oils from HERblyss or tarts and treats from the Itty Bitty Pie Company, that are a part of neighbourhoods across St. Catharines is an easy way to celebrate Black culture year round.

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