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Black History Month 2024

Posted: February 01, 2024

In 1995, to honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. This page celebrates Black members of the Trinity community 鈥 from the College鈥檚 early days to present. The College encourages everyone to educate themselves around Black History Month not only in February but throughout the year.

Graham Library's circulation display for Black History Month 2024John W. Graham Library’s Circulation Display: Black History Month: February is Black History Month in Canada and 2024 is also the . This month, the Graham Library’s Circulation Display highlights history and international relations titles with a spotlight on Africa. Learn about African history and politics with titles such as , and . Drop by the library to view the Graham Library display; borrow any of the books by asking a staff member at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

 

Graham Library's circulation display for Black History Month 2024

Celebrating Black History Month at U of T: The University of Toronto’s Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office celebrates Black History Month with for the community. View more events on the . To learn more about this month, find inclusive guides and related resources, please visit the on the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture鈥檚 website.

 


CELEBRATING MEMBERS OF THE TRINITY COMMUNITY

For Black History Month, 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 recognizes and celebrates members of the community who have made a difference.

Read the stories of our聽黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 alumni 鈥 trailblazers, change makers and community leaders who fought against racism, barriers and challenges of their times. As the College continues our collective work to make the community a more welcoming, inclusive and positive place, it鈥檚 important to reflect on our history and remember those who made a mark at the College and the world.

To celebrate diversity and inclusion, over the last couple of years, we have been profiling members of the Trinity community to get to know one another better. Below, we have included some of our Black-identifying聽Trinity students and staff. Read the Q&As and learn more about their daily lives and what is most important to them.

Click on the names to learn more about these outstanding members of the Trinity community.

 


黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 ALUMNI

Alexander Augusta (1825-1890)

Alexander Augusta

Dr. Alexander Augusta used his skills to fight for civil rights

聽Rejected by American universities, Alexander Augusta completed his medical degree at Trinity Medical College then used his skills to fight for civil rights in his homeland.

Alexander Augusta was the first black medical student in Canada West 鈥 and Trinity鈥檚 first Black student 鈥 and would later go on to teach anatomy for almost a decade at Howard University in Washington, as the first black professor of medicine in the United States. Alexander Augusta graduated from Trinity鈥檚 medical faculty in 1860 with a Bachelor of Medicine degree. He then worked for several years as a physician in Toronto and became a leader in the Black community. He offered medical care to the poor, founded a literacy society that donated books and school supplies to black children and was active in antislavery circles on both sides of the border.

Honouring Dr. Alexander Augusta:聽On February 9, 2023, new Heritage Toronto plaques were unveiled to honour Canada鈥檚 first Black doctors 鈥 Dr. Alexander Augusta and Dr. Anderson Abbott 鈥 in Seeley Hall (see images below). Dr. Nav Persaud, a staff physician at St. Michael鈥檚 Hospital and former Academic Don at Trinity, was part of the team that brought Dr. Augusta鈥檚 story forward to Heritage Toronto. At the event, organizers and speakers shared inspiring stories of the trailblazing and courageous doctors. The commemorative plaques were installed near the U of T campus (northwest corner of College Street and University Avenue, near Queen鈥檚 Park) in May 2023.

Unveiling of Heritage Toronto plaques to honour Dr. Alexander Augusta and Dr. Anderson Abbott

Unveiling of Heritage Toronto plaques to honour Dr. Alexander Augusta and Dr. Anderson Abbott.

Dr. Nav Persaud, a staff physician at St. Michael鈥檚 Hospital and former Academic Don at 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码, was part of the team that brought Augusta鈥檚 story forward to Heritage Toronto. Dr. Persaud is the lead author of this paper in the Canadian Medical Education Journal:聽鈥.聽The life of Dr. Augusta also demonstrates the importance of teaching trainees about the effects of racism within Canadian medical education.

>> Toronto Star:

黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码: The Dr. Alexander Thomas Augusta Award: In 2023, 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 renamed the Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC) Student Award to the The Dr. Alexander Thomas Augusta Award in recognition of Dr. Augusta who attended Trinity鈥檚 medical school. The Dr. Alexander Thomas Augusta Award (one or more awards, each valued at up to $5,000) is awarded to a Trinity student identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour on the basis of financial need and demonstrated or planned community contributions on or off campus. The BIPOC Award was created in 2020 as a way to increase in financial aid available to BIPOC students. The award was in response to one of the recommendations of the 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and Inclusion, which called for an increase in financial aid available to BIPOC students with a particular focus on bursaries and needs-based awards. In addition, through the generosity of the College鈥檚 donors, the 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 BIPOC Bursary Fund聽was also created to support students solely based on financial need.

 

Myrtle Burgess (1888-1973)
Myrtle Burgess in among classmates in a 1909 class photo composite
The Story of the Burgess Family and Myrtle Burgess

This story offers an important glimpse into the discrimination people of colour faced in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, Provost Thomas Macklem admitted three students to 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 and St. Hilda鈥檚 College, siblings from St. Louis, Missouri 鈥 Wilmot, Myrtle and Elmer Burgess. However, unbeknownst to Provost Macklem when he made the offer of acceptance to the older two siblings, the students were Black.聽Read about the Burgess family and Myrtle Burgess, the College鈥檚 first female Black student. It is a credit to Myrtle鈥檚 intelligence, drive and tenacity that even in the face of injustice, she continued her studies at 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码. Myrtle Burgess (Photo: back row, second from left) attended Trinity from 1905 to 1909.

 

Gloria Carpenter (1922-1995)

Gloria Carpenter in Torontonensis 1943

Gloria Carpenter was a pioneer who helped bring legal change to the Caribbean

Patricia Cumper, Gloria Carpenter鈥檚 daughter,聽聽(University of Cambridge: Facebook).

 

George Carter (1921-2018)

George Carter

The Hon. Justice George Carter: 1st Canadian-born black judge

聽George Carter graduated from Trinity in 1945.

罢丑别听聽is the story of The Honourable Justice George E. Carter, told by his daughter Linda V. Carter.

Global News sits down with Judge George Carter鈥檚 family for:聽

 

Ava Rich (1928-2022)

Ava Rich

Ava Coley Rich was one of the first Black students from the Caribbean islands to enter Trinity in the post-colonial, post-World War II period

Ava Rich entered 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 in 1953, one of the first of the post-colonial, post World War II wave of Black students who were turned away from Britain and the United States by restrictive immigration policies. Her daughter said: 鈥淭rinity and St Hilda鈥檚 (she was in residence) provided a great space for her to grow.鈥

 

Austin Clarke (1934-2016)
Austin Clarke
Novelist Austin Clarke: advocate for Black rights and champion for social justice

聽Austin Clarke passed away on June 26, 2016. He attended Trinity for a short period in the mid-1950s and received an honorary degree from the College in 2000.

 

Ivan McFarlane (1936-2020)

Ivan McFarlane

Remembering Ivan McFarlane: Ivan was a great friend to 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码, a frequent presence who contributed both to the serious business of governance, and the business of enjoying fellowship and fun.

During Black History Month 2020, Trinity alumnus Ivan Owen McFarlane (Class of 1964) passed away. The anniversary of his death presents an opportunity to聽reflect on the circumstances that brought Ivan to us from his home in Jamaica, circumstances that brought a number of other young men and women from the West Indies聽in the 1950s and 1960s to the College.

 

Alfred Schmitz Shadd (1870-1915) and Arthur J. Thomas (c.1870-1934)

Arthur Schmitz Schadd and illustration of Trinity Medical School

Proponents of the rights of Black people.

In honour of Black History Month 2024, the 黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 Archives focuses on two Canadian-born 19th century graduates of the Trinity Medical College, Alfred Schmitz Shadd (1870-1915) and Arthur J. Thomas (c.1870-1934). Their trajectories led them in quite different geographical directions but in each of their communities they actively engaged as proponents of the rights of Black people. .

黄大仙论坛精选四肖八码 admitted a Black student to its Faculty of Medicine in 1853 (Dr. Alexander Augusta) and continued to admit Black students when the Medical School (later Trinity Medical College) opened in 1871.