Excavating the stories of Black Canadian women trailblazers: “Hidden Figures” in Politics | WATCH

University of Alberta political scientist Malinda Smith launched an “excavation project” aimed at bringing to light the stories of Canada’s trailblazing black heroines. To ensure those stories spread as widely as possible, she is putting together a series of social media-friendly videos. This video, the first in the series, features a dozen black female Canadian politicians.

“What they all share in common is a deep and abiding commitment to human rights and social justice, to education, and to public service and giving back to the broader community,” says Smith.

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