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February 6, 2015
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Province recognizes Black History Month

Tourism and Culture

Black History Month is a great time to reflect on how Black Islanders have helped shape the Island’s unique culture and how they’ve contributed to the development of the Province, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“This month I call on all Islanders to take some time to learn about Black History on Prince Edward Island and to reflect on how the Black community contributes to Island culture today,” said Minister Henderson. “Many Islanders may be surprised about the depth and richness of Black History on the Island, given the province’s relatively small Black population. As such, I encourage residents to visit our Public Libraries to learn about that history. Many of our libraries are displaying Black History Month materials from our collection which can be borrowed by library users.”

Displays that showcase materials celebrating Black History Month are set up at the following Provincial Public Libraries: Confederation Centre, Stratford, Cornwall, Summerside and Alberton.

February was officially recognized as Black History Month by the federal government in 1995.

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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