We Are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies

We Are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies

NR 1 hr 8 min
We Are the Roots is a documentary that tells the stories of African American immigrants who settled in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the early 1900s, with stories from 19 descendants of original settlers, as they moved north to escape slavery, persecution and racism in America. Once in Canada, these families would then experience more discrimination, both in Edmonton and in rural communities they settled.
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DirectorsJenna BaileyDavid Este