New Brunswick Black History Society

Founded in June 2010


The New Brunswick Black History Society is dedicated to the research, analysis, documentation and preservation of New Brunswick's Black History.


  • To gather information concerning New Brunswick's Black residents, past & present.

  • To promote awareness of New Brunswick's Black history.

  • To encourage the Black community and the general public to work together.

  • To work towards increasing the presence of Black History in New Brunswick's educational system.

Affiliate Organizations

Black New Brunswick History in Pictures

About Us

Mary Matilda "Tilly" Winslow
Edward Mitchell Bannister
The Watson Family
Cornelius Sparrow's saloon in Saint John, 1873
Lena O'Ree
Willie O'Ree
Staff at Saint John's Iron Duke Restaurant, 1976
Black Settlement Burial Ground
Measha Bruggergosman