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Black History in Canada: a timeline
Published Friday, February 20, 2015 9:46AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, September 1, 2015 1:06PM EDT
Montreal Royals Jackie Robinson poses in this April 18, 1946 photo. (AP / John J. Lent)
The history of black people in Canada is more than 400 years old. It includes the first interpreters for celebrated explorers, centuries of slavery and the promised land at the end of the Underground Railroad.
Black history also includes race riots and discrimination, world record-breaking feats of athleticism and battles for success.
Here is a timeline of notable events in black history in Quebec and Canada, from 1605 to 2015.