Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, Grey Roots invites you to explore Canadian Black history and anti-racism resources on our website and in person at Grey Roots.
Grey County is an important centre for Black History in Canada, and we applaud the excellent work of the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival, the Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum, the Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Cemetery Committee, the Direct Descendants and Community Friends of Negro Creek, the Grey County Black Heritage Society, as well as the Northern Terminus Journal. Through their activities, these community groups and initiatives share the inspiring histories of Black communities, celebrate the culture and amplify the Black voices of Grey.
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.