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Black Heritage Matters: Black Canadian Veteran Stories with Kathy Grant

Heritage Mississauga invites you to join us as we continue with our webinar series Black Heritage Matters.

In this webinar, we are pleased to welcome Kathy Grant, who will be presenting "Black Canadian Veteran Stories". Kathy will be discussing the history, experiences, and contributions of Black Canadian Veterans.

Born in Montreal to Barbadian immigrants, Kathy Grant is a public historian and founder of Legacy Voices, which ensures Black Canadian History is documented and preserved. Kathy has made educational presentations to municipalities, schools, and community organizations, and works to promote an inclusive approach to storytelling and historical documentation. She was invited by the French Embassy in Ottawa to attend the 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and subsequently invited by the War Museum in Ottawa to present her No.2 Construction Battalion/Great War exhibit for the 100th Anniversary of the No.2 on Remembrance Day in 2016.

Over the past decade Kathy has undertaken extensive research on the contributions of African Canadians in the First World War and assisted Veterans Affairs Canada in the development of the department’s commemorative resources on the military service of Black Canadians. Kathy was the 2020 recipient of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women award in the category of “History”. Kathy was chosen to work with YAP films as lead historian for the documentary on Black soldiers who served Canada in the Second World War. Remembrance Day 202, the documentary aired on the History Channel and subsequently on Global TV and Amazon Prime.

In November 2021, Kathy was a part of select team of historians and researchers that launched the website www.blackcanadianveterans.com We would like to thank the Community Foundation of Mississauga and City of Mississauga - Municipal Government for their support to help us bring this important series to Mississauga.

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