Across Cultures

How does integration challenge us?

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This theme explores some of the economic and social challenges faced by members of cultural communities in Canada.

Speakers for the Dead

Speakers for the Dead
2000, director: Jennifer Holness, David Sutherland

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Black people knew they had to stay off the streets in the evening in some Ontario towns. Historian Elise Harding Davis explains that this nineteenth and twentieth century requirement was known as the "sundown law." Helen Miller, a descendant of Priceville, Ontario residents, observes that racism was prevalent in Canada, but was more "undercover," as compared with the United States.