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Angela Davis: Activist, author and professor Black History Month 

Angela Davis: Activist, author and professor

In honour of black history month, let’s have a look into the life of Angela Davis. “The process of empowerment cannot be simplistically defined in accordance with our own particular class interests. We must learn to lift as we climb” – Angela Davis Growing up in Alabama, Davis was exposed to racial prejudice and segregation from an early age. In addition to her academic interest in socialism and communism, this sparked her journey as a radical civil rights activist. She was later recognized as a radical African American educator and…

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Spotlight On: bell hooks Black History Month 

Spotlight On: bell hooks

2021 saw the death of many important public figures, such as feminist, activist and author bell hooks. On December 15, 2021, a few weeks after discussing her in my English class, bell hooks passed away at age 69. But who was bell hooks, and why was she important? First off, I’d like to mention that I did not make a typo in her name. bell hooks wanted her pen name to be written as it is because she refused to have her pen name with capital letters, suggesting ego. Her…

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A Brief History of Black History Month Black History Month 

A Brief History of Black History Month

February has come upon us once more which means that it is Black History Month, which happens to occur during the shortest month of the year of all things. As Canadians, our history is often whitewashed and scrubbed clean of all notions of enslaved peoples. Many of us have been led to believe that Canada was a paragon who did not have enslaved peoples nor enslavers. Once again, I must be the bearer of bad news as research has shown that our country did indeed host enslaved peoples. During this…

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