Black History Month — Proud of our history

Black History Month — Proud of our history

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Transcript: “Black History Month — Proud of our history”

Video length: 1:01 minutes

A collage of archival photographs of famous African-Canadians: Anne Greenup, Mifflin Gibbs, Elijah McCoy and John Ware introduces the video.

ANNOUNCER: “Since the early beginnings of Canadian history, people of African descent have made significant contributions to the development of our great country.”

A short clip from the film, “Honour Before Glory” features young men in military uniforms assembling in a two-row unit, heads held high.

ANNOUNCER: “The Number Two Construction Battalion served Canada proudly during the First World War.”

A short clip from PSA on William Hall features the latter sitting on his porch, surrounded by young kids (likely his grand children and their friends) and telling his story, while a fading picture of the Victoria Cross Appears in the center-left of the screen.

ANNOUNCER: “William Hall became the first Canadian sailor, the first Nova-Scotian and the first Black to receive the Victoria Cross.”

Short clip from the film “The Story of Mary Ann Shadd”  features Ms Mary-Ann Shadd sitting at her desk, writing and editing a text for a newspaper.

ANNOUNCER: “Mary Ann Shadd Cary, was the first woman of African descent to edit a newspaper in North America.”

Archival film of Oscar Peterson features the latter sitting at and playing his piano at a concert.

ANNOUNCER: “African-Canadians have made their mark in music…”

Film clip of Jarome Iginla features the hockey player and his teammates playing on ice and celebrating a score against their opponents.

ANNOUNCER: “In sports…”

A collage of film clips of a black doctor starting up an IV machine, a dentist checking a patient’s teeth and a teacher reading a book to and interacting with her smiling students during Black History Month.

ANNOUNCER: “And continue to make contributions to many aspects of Canadian life.”

Freeze Frame on young African-Canadian student smiling into camera.

ANNOUNCER: “Celebrate our proud heritage. Celebrate Black History Month.”

Canada Word Mark.

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