Dr. Afua Cooper, current chair

Dr. Cooper's mandate is to help advance the field of black Canadian studies and to foster an understanding of the cultural diversity of black Canadians through teaching, research, publications, national networks and presentations.


A Black Woodcutter at Shelburne Nova Scotia

This watercolour sketch by Captain William Booth, Corps of Engineers, is the earliest known image of an African Nova Scotian. He was probably a resident of Birchtown.


Historical presence of African Nova Scotians

Richard Pierpont: "Telling the Missing Stories of The War of 1812."


Active Research in Black Canadian History

Dr. Cooper conducts research that draws from the fields of history, literature, women's studies, creative writing, and African studies. Pictured here is a house in North Preston in 1934


Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 2015


Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard

Killing Us Softly: Challenging the everyday effects of racism and violence on the health and well-being of African Canadians.

Thursday, November 13 2014,  7:30 PM Lecture

Potter Auditorium, 6100 University Avenue, Dalhousie University


Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President


BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada.

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Of Africa is a multiplatform and multiyear project aimed at rethinking historical and contemporary representations of Africa.

On the 25th anniversary of the exhibition Into the Heart of Africa - which revealed deep social, political and racial gaps between the institutional perception of what constituted the “museum public” and the actual complexity of Ontario’s and Toronto’s society – the ROM welcomes a reflection on different ways to present and interpret images, ideas, and histories from Africa and its diaspora. This symposium aims to reconfigure the museum as a place of dialogue and discussion that can contribute in affecting or changing our habits of thinking and seeing.

General Public: $30.00 plus HST
ROM Members: $27.00 plus HST
Teacher/Student: $20.00 plus HST
Group 10+: $20 plus HST