A new plaque has been unveiled in Amber Valley, recognizing the efforts of black pioneers who fled racist Jim Crow laws in the United States over 100 years ago.
Officials from all levels of government - municipal, provincial and Federal - were present for the unveiling of a plaque.
The plaque recognizes the masses of people who emigrated to Canada between 1908 and 1911 in large numbers, but were largely rejected by society at the time.
Descendants of some of those settlers say the recognition is "long overdue."
You can check out the plaque on the north side of Highway 55, near Amber Valley.
May 19, 2017 - Victor Kaisar (email@example.com)