Notable facts: On Jul. 1, 2001 she was employed as assistant professor of Art History at the University of Western Ontario; became the first Black person to be employed in a tenure or tenure-track position in art history at a Canadian university.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Jul. 5, 1937; date of death: Aug. 9, 2017; co-founded the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) in 1987, a non-profit organization that serves youth and seniors.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Jul. 6, 1914; date of death: Feb. 7, 1965; challenged racial segregation by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; first Black woman on a Canadian dollar bill.
Notable facts: As OPP Chief Superintendent, Hope was the highest-ranking Black police officer in Canada. On Jul. 8, 2008, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, his last day was Apr. 30, 2012.
Notable facts: On Jul. 9, 1793, An Act to Prevent the further Introduction of Slaves and to limit the Term of Contracts for Servitude (also known as the Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada) was given Royal Assent. It was the first anti-slavery law in the British colonies.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Jul. 18, 1929; date of death: 2011; first Black person to sit on the Federal Court of Canada; in 1991, he was apppointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court by former prime minister Brian Mulroney.
Notable facts: At age 12 she made her singing debut by opening for Bob Marley at Madison Square Gardens in New York City; winner of three Juno Awards. She was inducted into Mississauga's Music Walk of Fame on Jul. 23, 2017.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1919; date of death: Jul. 26, 2006; Miss Lou shared Jamaican culture through stories, sayings and songs on stage, radio, television and in movies in Jamaica, England, Canada and other parts of the world. She was made a Member of the British Empire (M.B.E) in 1960 for her work in Jamaican literature and theatre. Miss Lou received an honourary degree of letters from York University in 1998. Miss Lou's Room (a reading and activity space for children) was opened to the public at the Harbourfront Centre in Jul. 2007 on the first anniversary of her death.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Jul. 28, 1926; date of death: Feb. 4, 2003; received the Prix Oscar Peterson in 2000; named to the Order of Canada in 2002; honoured with the Prix Calixa-Lavallée in 2003.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Jul. 29, 1969; winner of a Radio Television Digital News Association Award for her news serial Journey to Freedom; recipient of an African Canadian Achievement Award for Journalism.