The Ryerson Library can assist you in locating books, periodical articles and other materials relating to the Black experience in Canada. Contact the Library’s ASK A Librarian service for further information or for assistance with your research.

African-Canadian theatre / edited by Maureen Moynagh. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2005. PS8163 .A37 2005
Alexander, Lincoln M. “Go to school, you’re a little black boy”: the honourable Lincoln M. Alexander : a memoir. Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2006. FC3077.1.A44 A3 2006
Cooper, Afua. The hanging of Angelique: the untold story of Canadian slavery and the burning of Old Montréal. Toronto : HarperCollins, c2006. HV6248.A53 C65 2006
Francis, Flora Blizzard. A Black Canadian bibliography / Flora (Blizzard) Francis ; forward by Rita M. Cox. Ottawa : Pan-African Publications, 2000. Z1395.N39 F73 2000
Gadsby, Meredith M. Sucking salt: Caribbean women writers, migration, and survival. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006. PS153.C27 G33 2006
Mensah, Joseph. Black Canadians: history , experiences, social conditions. 2nd ed. Halifax, N.S. : Fernwood Pub., 2010. FC106.B6 M45 2010
Race & well-being : the lives, hopes, and activism of African Canadians / Carl James … [et al.] Halifax : Fernwood, 2010. FC106.B6 R33 2010
Shadd, Adrienne L. The underground railroad: next stop, Toronto! Toronto : Natural Heritage Books c2002. FC3097.9.B6 S43 2002
Sylvester, S.P. Language of dissent: African Caribbean Canadian women writers. Jaipur : ABD Publishers, 2006. PR9188.2.C37 S95 2006


The souls of Black folk [electronic resource] / W.E.B. Du Bois ; edited with an introduction and notes by Brent Hayes Edwards. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007. E185.6 .D797 2007eb
Teelucksingh, Jerome. The lost gospel: Christianity and Blacks in North America. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010. BR563.N4 T44 2010
Who’s who in Black Canada 2: Black success and Black excellence in Canada : a contemporary directory / Dawn P. Williams. Toronto : D. P. Williams, 2006. FC106.B6 W54 2006

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Recent Journal Articles

African Canadian women and new world diaspora, circa 1865. Nina Reid-Maroney. Canadian Woman Studies, winter 2004, vol. 23, no. 2, p.92-96.

The Black Church in Canada. Denise Gillard. McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry. 1998, vol. 1.

Black life in a nineteenth-century New Brunswick Town. Jennifer Harris. Journal of Canadian Studies. winter 2012, vol. 46, no. 1,  p.138-166.

Black Loyalist directory: African Americans in exile after the American Revolution. Nova Scotia Historical Review, 1996, vol. 16, no. 1, p.163-176.

Characteristics and migration experience of Africans in Canada with specific reference to Ghanaians in Greater Toronto. Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang. Canadian Geographer, winter 1999, vol. 43, no. 4, p.400-414.

Constructing black women’s historical knowledge. Afua Cooper. Atlantis, vol. 25, no. 1, fall/winter 2000, p.39-50. HQ1180.A1 A85

Ghosts of Africville: former residents of Africville are still fighting municipal planning decisions in Nova Scotia. Denise Izzard Allen.  Alternatives Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, winter 2003,  p.18-19.

History of the Black church in Canada. Denise Gillard. Presbyterian Record, June 1999, vol. 123, no. 6, p.16-18.

Social identity and preferred ethnic/racial labels for Blacks in Canada. Boatswain, Sharon J.; Lalonde, Richard N. Journal of Black Psychology, May 2000, vol. 26, no. 2, p.216-234.

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