Jean Augustine was the first female Member of Parliament of African descent to be elected to Parliament. As MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Augustine sponsored the bill that officially recognized Black History Month on the federal level in the 1990s. Her archives are a goldmine of material for researchers interested in social reform, community activism, international relations, [...]
In anticipation of Mother's Day, here's a picture from the Toronto Telegram of a group of women outside the Royal Ontario Museum for the Mother's Day Vigil for Peace by the NGO group Voice of Women (VOW). Photographed by Toronto Telegram staff photographer B. Palmer (Peter) Ward on May 11, 1963.
The Canadian Voice of [...]