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Black History Month

February is Black History Month!

Books celebrating Black history have been on display in the library and the hallways, and teachers will be exploring some of the past and present experiences of people of African descent in Alberta, Canada and beyond. 

If Campbelltown parents or community members would like to contribute to Black History Month in their child’s classroom, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher, or to the office staff.

If you are interested in further exploring and discussing this theme with your child, you may want to browse some of the resources children may be exploring in class this month.


  • Amber Valley:   Amber Valley is an all black settlement in Alberta that was established over 110 years ago. Information as well as two informative videos recounting the story of Amber Valley can be found at the following website. 

  • Kids CBC News: Inside the Unique Africentric School that Celebrates Black History all year.

  • Black on the Prairies.  This CBC project began in 2020. The experiences of Black people living in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are explored through 5 themes (migration, Putting in work, Black and Indigenous relations, Politics and Resilience, and Black to the Future). Follow this link to learn more.

  • A Black Presence in Alberta, late 1800s – 1970s.  This exhibit from the City Museum of Edmonton documents the long history of Black Canadians living in Alberta.

  • The Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Library: This guide contains articles, videos and other resources to support learning about Black History Month in Canada.


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