Righting a racist wrong long overdue
It took all this time, but the powers that be in the Canadian military have finally realized that it was wrong to segregate Black volunteers and make them do menial tasks.
Black soldiers load Canadian Corps tramways with ammunition in July 1918. In recent years there has been a deliberate effort to celebrate No. 2 Construction Battalion’s contribution to the war efforts as some sort of success story, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada