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This is a still from the documentary “Secret Alberta – The Former Life of Amber Valley.” The film covers the history, legacy, and notable descendants of the most northern black settlement.

Legacy of Alberta’s black pioneers honoured

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta’s black pioneers have been recognized with a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque at Amber Valley Cultural Centre in Amber Valley. Between 1908 and 1911, more than 1,000 black Americans left Oklahoma and surrounding states to settle in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, seeking freedom from racial segregation and economic opportunity. They chose […] Read more