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Black history

Important note: Certain parts of this collection contain historical language and content that includes racist, stereotypical, or negative portrayals of Black individuals and groups. Content and historical language in this collection reflect author perspectives during the time period when they were created. Original content and historical language remains intact to ensure that attitudes and perspectives about Black arrivants and citizens are not erased from the historical record in New Brunswick. Learning about historical perspectives supports the understanding of prejudice and inequities that shaped conditions in the past and continue today. Teachers must be mindful that for Black and other racialized students, experiences of prejudice are ongoing. Preparing the class to engage thoughtfully with the past must include consideration of how to address racist, stereotypical or otherwise offensive language in historical documents.

For more information about teaching and learning about dehumanizing language from history, consider using ideas from websites such as:

The following sets are currently under development and will be available soon:



  • Creole Period
    (in development)


  • Planter Period
    (in development)


  • Loyalist Period
    (in development)


  • Napoleonic Wars
    War of 1812 Period

    (in development)

  • Emancipation
    Civil Rights Period
    (Coming soon)