The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit organization in Toronto, established in 1978 to preserve and promote the contributions of Black peoples in Ontario, and Canada at large. The Society provides research materials for professional development, as well as exhibits and Black History Speaker presentations to schools, organizations and libraries to promote the understanding of Black heritage in Ontario
The Society records and preserves Oral History through taped interviews and contemporary profiles of living members of the community as well as profiles of historical figures who had played instrumental roles in shaping the history of Ontario over the last 200 years.
2017 Canada Post Black History Stamp
Interpreter Mathieu Da Costa is the first known person of African descent whose time in Canada can be found in the historical records
Photo courtesy of Canada Post
TIP - WRITING HISTORICAL PROFILES
During the research phase, organize your findings into different categories and subject headings intending to show who the profile was and what their accomplishments were.
Lincoln M. Alexander