Cree Summer Francks (1969– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Cree Summer Francks is an American-Canadian voice actress, actress, and singer. Summer was born in Los Angles, California, on July 7, 1969, and grew up on the Red Pheasant (Indian) Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada. Summer is the daughter of Don Francks, … Read MoreCree Summer Francks (1969– )

The Quest for Land and Freedom on Canada’s Western Prairies: Black Oklahomans in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905-1912

In the following article Canadian independent historian Gael Greene examines the arrival of black emigrants from Oklahoma in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.  These pioneer settlers carved out communities on one of the last frontiers in North America. Many Canadians feel pride about … Read MoreThe Quest for Land and Freedom on Canada’s Western Prairies: Black Oklahomans in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905-1912

Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd (1870-1915)

Alfred Schmitz Shadd, a black educator, physician, farmer, politician, editor and civic leader was born in Raleigh, Ontario in 1870. He was the fourth son of Garrison and Harriet Poindexter Shadd, a distinguished abolitionist family. Shadd planned to become a doctor but trained as a … Read MoreDr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd (1870-1915)