African Heritage Month
This year marks the the 21st anniversary of the celebration of African Heritage Month in Canada. Many of the escaped workers who arrived in Canada settled in Amherstburg, Chatham, London, Oro, Woolwich and Windsor. Others made their homes in Owen Sound and Toronto.
The Amherstburg Freedom Museum, previously known as ‘the Black Museum’ was established in 1975 and is located in Amherstburg, Ontario at 277 King St. It is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions by preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire. It consists of the Museum complex which houses permanent and temporary exhibits.