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 Upcoming Events

Find more Black History Month celebrations on the Town of Ajax Black History Month Calendar.

17th Annual Durham Black History Month
February 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. - Hosted at J.Clarke Richardson High School.
February 4 from 2-4 p.m. - Livestream
Advanced registration required. 

This year's theme is Our Decade: Recognition, Justice and Development celebrating the last year of International Decade for People of African Descent. 

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BlackLit Durham Literary Showcase: Decades of Black Ink
February 21 from 7-9 p.m.
St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts, and Culture.
Advanced registration required. 

BlackLit Durham showcases and celebrates Black Canadian literary voices of all genres - join us for a night of amazing performances! The theme this time is Decades of Black Ink, featuring guests Sushanna Harris and Adrian Reece. Light refreshments available.

Doors open and open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is at 7:00 p.m. sharp at all shows.

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 Read & Learn

Explore books on Black History across different reading levels:

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Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) Videos 
Ajax Public Library’s Teen Advisory Council highlighted local history connections for Black Canadians as part of Black History Month celebrations in 2024. Members selected, researched, and designed presentations on prominent Black Canadian women, who are featured in this video series.

Watch Past Year's video series! You can also see previous video series from 2021 to 2023 on our YouTube page at