Overlooked by posterity, ignored by history...
African Canadians played an enormous role in the founding of the nation we now know as Canada, but - like Laura - their stories have been overlooked by posterity and ignored by history. Laura's own story came to light much later in her own lifetime, but the lives, stories, and contributions of many African Canadian leaders, settlers, and pioneers remain obscure.
Thanks to a generous ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT obtained by the Friends of Laura Secord, our researchers, contributors, and friends have begun to collect, record, and consolidate some of these stories, to help bring the enormous contributions of African Canadian pioneers to light.
The Laura Secord Legacy Trail and its associated interpretive resources will help us share these stories in an active and interactive way with all Canadians.
Watch this space for new information!