Black Heritage, the story of Canada's Black heritage is filled with important events and amazing people who helped shape the country's history and culture - people like:
- Rose Fortune, North America's first policewoman,
Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railway's legendary "conductor",
Newspaper editor Mary Ann Shadd,
Elijah McCoy, the brilliant inventor who was "the real McCoy",
Alberta cowboy John Ware,
and Fergie Jenkins, the first Canadian elected to the Baseball Hall of fame.
About the Author
Robert Livesey taught in Ontario secondary schools for 12 years and was a professor of communications in the School of Arts and Animation at Sheridan College for 24 years. He is president of CEO of Little Brick Schoolhouse Inc., which produces textbooks and Canadian history video kits.
A.G. Smith taught printmaking and drawing at Morehead State University in Kentucky and at the University of Windsor. Since 1981, he has worked as an illustrator and paper engineer on more than 100 book projects, including social studies and history books for children and cut-and assemble and coloring books. He is the author/illustrator of What Time Is It? and Where Am I? His art has been exhibited at galleries in Canada and the U.S. A.G. Smith lives in Windsor and Nobel, Ontario.