Monday, February 09, 2009

Black History Month - British Columbia, Canada

The Tyee has recently published three excerpts on-line from Crawford Kilian's book,
Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia (Burnaby, BC, Canada: Commodore Books, 2008, 2nd Edition)

"The Freeing of Charles Mitchell",, published 5 February, 2009:

"BC's Black Pioneer Women",, published 6 February 2009:

"The Barber Sleuth of Old Barkerville", The, published 9 February, 2009:

The Tyee published a similar series last year, including

" 'God-sent Land for Colored People' - BC's black pioneers arrived 150 years ago today. Why they came" by Crawford Kilian., published 25 April, 2008:


Pioneers: Blogging the Black Pioneers of British Columbia, Crawford Kilian:

Commodore Books, Western Canada's first and only black literary press:


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links! Revising my book with online sources taught me something about the attractions (and frustrations) of genealogy.


M. Diane Rogers said...

You're welcome, Crawford. Your earlier book was always useful and the new one will be too.