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Students learn about Black Canadian history through engaging presentations

February 13, 2024

Presenter Tracy Cain speaking to two studentsMany students throughout the Upper Grand DSB have been learning about Black Canadian history, through engaging presentations with Tracy Cain. 

Tracy is a 5th generation Black Canadian living in Guelph. Her passion is uncovering Black Canadian history through telling stories of her ancestors coming to Canada, by way of the Underground Railroad. Tracy’s presentations touch on more than 200 years of family history. 

On Friday, February 9, 2024, Tracy spoke with students at Rockwood Centennial Public School. It’s one of many school visits that Tracy is doing at Upper Grand schools.

In telling the stories of her ancestors’ paths to Canada, Tracy educated students about things such as secret codes used in the songs of enslaved peoples, the Queen’s Bush settlement developed by Black pioneers, and more. 

This engaging and interactive presentation also included answering student questions and songs. Tracy Cain is pictured with students and staff

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