Topic: Labour history must include contributions of Black activists
Babbler # 560
posted 10 February 2006 11:49 PM
quote:Some Canadians know of Mathieu Da Costa, a man of African heritage who arrived into this land in 1604 with French explorer Samuel de Champlain and who served as an interpreter between the Europeans and the Mik'maq people. Some also know about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway, a network of safehouses and individuals that helped Black people escape slavery in the United States. Less well-known, however, are the contributions of Black activists to the labour movement.