Editor’s Note: Decided this topic should be celebrated more than once a month Black History Month: We are an online gift and craft store which understands how every Canadian provides something valuable to the entire cultural mosaic we have in this country. That’s why if you take a few minutes to look through the different brands we feature, you’ll see something from every corner of our country and a diverse collection of input.
We have kids craft kits that feature dream catchers from our indigenous communities and everything inbetween including unique pendants and earrings. Our online gift and craft store draws a little something from many different corners of our multicultural country and that’s a big reason why we want to draw attention to Black History Month. Here are a few interesting tidbits we came across that you might not know about:
- Carter G. Woodson was the Harvard educated American historian who decided that the accomplishments of black people in the United States should be celebrated. In 1926 a celebration of these accomplishments was first started. By the middle of the 1970s, it had grown into the Black History Month we know today.
- In Canada, the first black woman elected to parliament was also responsible for bringing Black History Month to this side of the border. The Honourable Jean Augustine first presented a motion that led to our House of Commons officially recognising Black History Month in 1995.
Celebrating the accomplishments of black Canadians is something that we are happy to do here at The Craft Corner. In our opinion, everyone brings something unique and valuable to the Canadian family. If you take a look at the wide range of different products we have, you’ll see that we practice what we preach. Our diverse lineup of unique items mirrors the cultural variety in our nation. Please don’t forget to take a good look at our kids craft kits and the items that we currently have on sale. Of course, being an online gift and craft store means that our attention is drawn to the creative . That’s why when we were sorting through the different black Canadians who made a huge impression on our culture, the name of George Elliott Clarke came up. Clarke is a seventh-generation Canadian poet who has won the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. He currently teaches Canadian and African diasporic literature at the University of Toronto. You can read his poem Rollcall which was created in honour of Black History Month.