Black History and Anti-Racism Resources
It is the role of museums, no matter their size or location, to reveal past and ongoing injustices and racism, to actively facilitate conversations, and to present information accurately and acknowledge prejudice.
We take our responsibility to educate ourselves and our visitors about Black History and anti-Black racism seriously. We are proud to support the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival and the annual Northern Terminus journal, and we welcome new partnerships and discussions to help further amplify these Black voices of Grey.
We invite you to explore Canadian Black history and anti-racism resources on our website, and we understand our commitment to anti-racism must go much further. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, grow, and work to make change.
Negro Creek Road, which connects with Highway 6 just south of Williamsford, is the historic site of a Black settlement. By the mid 1800s, the area was home to some 50 Black families, many of whose descendants remain in Grey County today.
"As Is, Where Is" is a short documentary film featuring interviews with descendants of the original settlers, Black historians, and current residents of Negro Creek Road. It highlights historic and current grassroots efforts to preserve the name of the road and it's history.
View the documentary here.
Grey Roots was not involved in the production of "As Is, Where Is". The information contained in the film represents the views and opinions of the original creators.