Black Militia Units in Upper Canada, 1812-1850 National Historic Event

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812, during which Black militiamen played a role as infantry. (© Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-000276.)
The Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812.
(© Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-000276.)
Address : Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2014-07-07
Dates:
  • 1812 to 1815 (Significant)
  • 1837 to 1850 (Established)

Other Name(s):
  • Black Militia Units in Upper Canada, 1812-1850  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2010-28, 2011-31, 2011-48

Importance: A step towards the acceptance of Black people to share in the duties and rights of British subjects