BLK: AN ORIGIN STORY

What is BLK: An Origin Story?

BLK: An Origin Story is a four part doc series that looks beyond the Underground Railroad to explore the Untold Stories of Black Canadians from the 1600s to the present, these four hours aim to show that Black History is Canadian History.

STREAM IT ON:
Global TV App
STACK TV (Amazon Prime)

Nova Scotia


Three Epic Migrations, One People

Descendants of The Black Loyalists, Jamaican Maroons and The Black Refugees represent Canada’s largest Black population today. Their incredible story begins in Nova Scotia in the 1700s and challenges our understanding of what should be considered a distinct society.


Watch it on HISTORY on February 26, 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT 10PM AST
Watch it on Global on March 4, 2022 at 9PM ET/PT

Montreal


Little Burgundy

Tucked between Griffintown and St. Henri in Montreal’s Sud Ouest is Little Burgundy, home to a Black population led by Black men who worked in Canada’s railway industry as sleeping car porters. They were the first Black trade union to organize in North America and were among the leaders in the struggle for civil rights.


Watch it on HISTORY on February 26, 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT 10PM AST
Watch it on Global on March 4, 2022 at 9PM ET/PT

Vancouver


Hogan’s Alley

Before Urban Renewal, before displacement, and before dispersal, there was life. For many years Hogan’s Alley was the heart of Vancouver’s Black community. But that community began in the 1850s, when James Douglas, (the father of British Columbia) Invited Blacks to settle Vancouver island in an effort to stave off American annexation.


Watch it on HISTORY on February 26, 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT 10PM AST
Watch it on Global on March 4, 2022 at 9PM ET/PT

Ontario


John “Daddy” Hall

Born free of an Ojibwe father and an escaped-slave mother in Upper Canada, John “Daddy” Hall fought in the war of 1812, was captured and sold into slavery. 13 years later he makes a daring escape and finds his way back to Canada.


Watch it on HISTORY channel on February 26, 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT 10PM AST
Watch it on Global on March 4, 2022 at 9PM ET/PT


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