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That this House take note of the important contribution of black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, the diversity of the black community in Canada and its importance to the history of this country, and recognize February as Black History Month

Jean Augustine, M.P., Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
December 14, 1995
 
February is a very active month for cultural activities in Windsor. Every year Windsor’s African-Canadian community organizes many very successful events in celebration of Black History Month. Celebrations kicked off for 2005 at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Windsor Public Library hosted by Urbain Ndondo Kangonzi Président of le Centre Afro Canadien d’Échange Social.
 
Urbain Ndondo Kangonzi, Pres. Le Centre Afro Canadien d'Échange Social
 
Black History Month Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Urbain Ndondo Kangonzi, Pres.
Le Centre Afro Canadien d'Échange Social
Photo Courtesy Windsor Public Library
 
Black History Month
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony,
Photo Courtesy of Windsor Public Library
 
 
Snapshots of 2005
 
On February 5th the African Canadian Community Centre of Windsor and Essex County, (ACCC), presented Joyce Middleton the Project Developer at Buxton National Historical Site and Museum. Ms. Middleton lead an informative and moving workshop entitled the African Canadian Freedom Journey in Memory. A highlight was a dramatic presentation in word and song by Cara Evelyn.
     
Footsteps to Freedom presented by Joyce Middletonl
 
Footsteps to Freedom dramatic presentation by Cara Evelyn

Footsteps to Freedom presented by Joyce Middleton, Photo courtesy of H. Soulliere
 

Footsteps to Freedom dramatic presentation by Cara Evelyn,
Photo courtesy of H. Soulliere
     
The Windsor Art Gallery was the site for another ACCC event. Quilts Can Tell a Story with featured presenter Nancy Trowbridge included a lecture on the role of quilts as signals on The Underground Railroad followed by the viewing of heirloom quilts.
     
Presenter Nancy Trowbridge  Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen
 
A great turn out for the Quilts Can Tell a Story lecture  Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen

Presenter Nancy Trowbridge,
Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen
 

A great turn out for the Quilts Can Tell a Story lecture, Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen
 
A highlight of the month was The Windsor & District Black Coalition’s Annual Black Community Leadership Award Banquet. On February 26, 2005 the community gathered to celebrate J. Lyle Browning at the Teutonia Club in Windsor. For more information on Mr. Browning please see the people in business section of this website.
 
Lyle Browning makes his acceptance speech at the annual Black Community Leadership Award Banquet  Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen
 
Lyle Browning receives a well deserved standing ovation at the 2005 Black Community Leadership Award Banquet  Photo courtesy of Jim Allen

Lyle Browning makes his acceptance speech at the annual Black Community Leadership Award Banquet ,Photo Courtesy of Jim Allen
 

Lyle Browning receives a well deserved standing ovation at the 2005 Black Community Leadership Award Banquet, Photo courtesy of Jim Allen
   
 

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