The 2021 Windsor-Essex Black History Month Activity Schedule activity schedule will be officially launched January 29th, 2021 and updated regularly online. Please visit this page for the latest and most accurate information.
Essex County is rich in Black history. Canadians of African descent have played important roles in the cultural, political, social, and economic progress of our communities. Our region has been populated by people of African descent from the 18th century, when free Black Loyalists as well as enslaved Africans were among the area’s early residents; to the 19th century when formerly enslaved African Americans and free people of colour streamed into this area by the thousands, fleeing either bondage or oppression; to the modern era when immigrants from the continent of Africa and the Caribbean made this region their new home.
Stay tuned for some of the Black History Month events happening around our region!