Recommended Read: Go Do Some Great Thing

Recommended Read: Go Do Some Great Thing

In celebration of Black History Month, we're recommending Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia by Crawford Kilian

From the publisher: “The voyage north of some 600 blacks from San Francisco to Victoria during the 1858 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush was one of the most unusual mass migrations in North American history. While the British colonies of the Pacific Northwest were overrun with migrants from all lands on the quest for gold, this black community sought freedom and political enfranchisement as much as fortune. GO DO SOME GREAT THING describes a history that stands at the crossroads of multiple national narratives--the imperial contest between Britain and the United States, the emergence of Canada as a state, the fate of dozens of First Nations, and the furthest and most unlikely reaches of the global African diaspora.”

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! FC3850.N3 K53 1978