Other Ontario Sites

Many Rivers to Cross: The African-Canadian Experience
A great collection of pictures, maps, and stories about Black Americans who settled in Canada. From the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

The Souls of Black Folk: Hamilton's Stewart Memorial Community
This Virtual Museum exhibit features stories about interesting people and places in Hamilton’s Black community.

History of Wellesley Township
Focuses on formerly enslaved Blacks who settled in Queen’s Bush, an expansive area that extended from Wellesley Township through to Lake Huron.

Kinghorn School Days
About Ontario teacher Walter Rolling and his family. His father was one of the first African-Canadian postmasters. A Virtual Museum of Canada website.

Owen Sound's Black History
About the many Black Americans who travelled the Underground Railroad to Owen Sound. Check out “Follow the Drinking Gourd” and other songs.

Black History in Grey County
A brief history of the Black community in Grey County.

James Henson
A profile and photo of James Henson, a Black American who settled in Owen Sound in the 19th century. From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.