Timeline of Canadian Blackface Incidents

Canadians are generally unaware of the significant place that blackface has in Canadian history, misunderstanding it as a uniquely American phenomenon. The timeline on this page, though not exhaustive, lists incidents of blackface that have occurred in Canada over the years. It demonstrates the prevalence of blackface across the country, historically and in the present.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD TIMELINE (.pdf)

To Cite: Howard, P.S.S (2017) Timeline of Canadian Blackface Incidents. Retrieved from: https://mcgill.ca/aapr/blackface-canada/timeline

Special thanks to my Research Assistants Desmond Miller and Christelle Tessono for their excellent work on this timeline.