SECRET VICTORIA: The Rush For Freedom

The film: Secret Victoria: The Rush For Freedom is a 16 minute historical documentary film that can be seen on YTUBE. I would like the participants to ask questions about this unknown history of British Columbia and create a discussion from teacher to the classroom. Anthony produced the forty minute film "GO DO SOME GREAT THING: A full length 40 minute film about the Black Immigrants that came to the British Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. He is currently working on the diverse community of Hogan's Alley and the distruction of the Black community when the Georgia Street Viaduct was constructed.

Target Audience

Grades 5 to 10 Social Studies/ History


W03 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Anthony Brown

    Anthony Brown is a seventh generation Black Canadian and a retired forty year Doc worker who graduated from the Vancouver Film school part time program. Anthony roots came to Canada via Nova Scotia in 1875 under the guidance of Harriet Tubman.

  • Randy Clark

    Randy is a retired Educator having served 35 years in District 39 (Vancouver) His classroom experience included: Social Studies (History), Physical Education and Counselling as well as Administration (Vice Principal/Principal) all at the secoundary level. Randy is a direct descendant of the first black pioneers who settled on Salt Spring Island (and later Victoria) cira 1858. Family ties include (bbut not limited to) the names of Estes, Stark, Woods, Gwynne, Alexander, to name a few. Randy is a former resident of Strathcona (Vancouver) and has served on the Board of the Hogan's Alley Society.