The City of Brampton launched its Black History Month festivities with a tribute to the achievements and contributions of Black residents throughout its rich 50-year history. These community leaders and advocates are celebrated for their remarkable contributions across various fields, their dedication and their lasting impact on the community.
Among the honorees is Faculty of Information Professor and alumna Rhonda McEwan.
Other notable honorees include Kathy Grant, Black Canadian Veteran Historian; Rosemary Sadlier, former President of the Ontario Black History Society; Robert Small, a recipient of the Order of Canada; and the award-winning journalist Royson James.
Brampton’s Black History Month festivities continue throughout the month with a series of city-led events, community activities and educational programming.