Canada Post honours Black community of Amber Valley, Alta., with new stamp | CBC News

Canada Post is commemorating Amber Valley, a forgotten community of all-Black settlers in northern Alberta, with a stamp for Black History Month.

The community, 170 kilometres north of Edmonton, was settled by hundreds of African-Americans escaping racial violence and segregation in the United States in the 1900s.

Myrna Wisdom, a historian and descendant of Amber Valley settlers, said she wasn’t too surprised when Canada Post reached out to her a couple years ago to consult on the stamp. 

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