Black history month was initiated in the United States in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. Negro History Week was designed to be the highlight of a year spent studying African American contributions. It was first celebrated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by the Canadian Negro Women’s Association in the 1950’s. 

In 1979, the Ontario Black History Society had Black History Month officially proclaimed in Toronto. The OBHS is dedicated to the study of Black History, committed to promoting the contributions of people of African descent to the entire community. 

Through the efforts of the OBHS, Black History Month has gained wider recognition in Canada. This art print salutes the 70th anniversary of people of African descent celebrating their accomplishments. 

The image used in our 70th Anniversary Art Print by artist David Kibuuka shows beauty and grace, strength and endurance, a movement towards a bright future. It symbolizes our experience and our connectedness to each other.

Retail Price: $30.00 us $35.00 CAN 

For orders and shipping contact: 

Ontario Black History Society, 10 Adelaide Street East, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5C IJ3 Tel: (416) 867-9420 Fax: (416) 867-8691