Black History Month celebrates B.C.'s culture of diversity
February 6, 2015
In 1858, 800 black pioneers escaping racial persecution in San Francisco came to British Columbia in search of work and a safe place to raise their families. Now, more than 33,200 British Columbians trace their ancestry from Africa, contributing to B.C.’s culture of diversity. February has been proclaimed Black History Month by the B.C. government in recognition of the important contributions these pioneers made to the development of our province.