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Incidents of Anti-Blackness - The Ku Klux Klan burn a cross at the top of Hamilton Mountai

The Ku Klux Klan burn a cross at the top of Hamilton Mountain, from the Hamilton Herald (October 1, 1931).

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“A Flashback to 1930: The Klan’s March Through Oakville.” Hamilton Spectator, December 26, 1960.


“Aboriginals, black people over-represented at Hamilton jail.” CBC News, December 6, 2013.


“Barber Protests Publicity in Noted Pianist Incident: Employees Not Qualified to Cut Negro’s Hair, Mayor is Told.” Hamilton Spectator, May 7, 1951.


“Barbers, Oscar Peterson & Incidents of Racism in Hamilton.” Workers’ City.


“Former Coloured Colony on Mount Dubbed Little Africa.” Hamilton Spectator, July 15, 1936.


“Hamilton’s black community remains greatest target of hate crimes.” Hamilton Spectator, March 25, 2015.


“Have your say tonight on controversial carding by Hamilton police at city hall meeting.” Hamilton Spectator, September 15, 2015.


“HWDSB trustee racism scandal: Where’s the accountability?” Hamilton Spectator, February 20, 2021.


“Johnson Claims Indian Descent: No Negro Blood in Him, Victim States.” Hamilton Spectator, February 18, 1925.


“Klan Organizing in this District.” Hamilton Spectator, March 1, 1930.


“Klansmen of Hamilton Defend Their Conduct in ‘Raid’ at Oakville.” Toronto Globe, March 3, 1930.


“Ku Klux Klan: Crusaders Have No Feeling Towards the Order.” Hamilton Spectator, March 27, 1925.


“Ku, Klux, Klan Rears Head in City of Hamilton with 32 Initiations.” Toronto Globe, November 19, 1924.


“Ladies Klan Would March to City Hall: Mrs. E. Miller Declares K.K.K. Has 1000 Members Here.” Hamilton Herald, March 20, 1925.


“Negro Veteran Denied Admission to Dundurn Dance.” Hamilton Spectator, July 7, 1948.

“Racial slur rocks liberal candidate.”, August 8, 2007.


“Refused Haircut Here, Famed Pianist Charges: Oscar Peterson Makes Complaint; Warrender Seeks Test of By-Law.” Hamilton Spectator, May 5, 1951.


“States Racial Prejudice Here Hurts Negroes.” Hamilton Spectator, January 16, 1937.

Alessia Passafiume. “Hamilton organizations receive racist phone calls following clash between police and housing advocates.” Hamilton Spectator, December 4, 2021.


Bobby Hristova. “McMaster University athletics has clear culture of systemic anti-Black racism: report.” CBC News, October 27, 2020.


Brian Henley. “For a Time, the Klan Reared its Ugly Head,” Hamilton Spectator, June 22, 1991.

Graham Rockingham. “Hamilton’s John Ellison and Harrison Kennedy talk about anti-Black racism in advance of CHCH Canada Day special.” Hamilton Spectator, June 29, 2020.


Fallon Hewitt. “Allegations prompts racism investigation at Hamilton’s public board.” Hamilton Spectator, August 3, 2020.


Fallon Hewitt. “Hamilton police reports drop in hate crimes, but annual report is ‘incomplete,’ advocates say.” Hamilton Spectator, April 22, 2021.


Fallon Hewitt. “Investigation finds evidence of racism and ‘efforts to silence’ voice of former student trustee within Hamilton’s public board.” Hamilton Spectator, February 3, 2021.


Johnson, Stephen. (2019). “A Cross-Burning on Hamilton Mountain.” Gathering Partnerships.


Jon Wells. “Community ‘icon’ Gary Warner receives honorary degree; confronted racism in Hamilton 53 years ago.” Hamilton Spectator, November 20, 2020.


Kate McCullough. “Hamilton clinic helps newcomers access health care.” Hamilton Spectator, August 5, 2020. 


Kate McCullough. “McMaster University to conduct external review following reports of anti-Black racism.” Hamilton Spectator, July 18, 2020.


Katrina Clarke. “Hamilton trustees asked one of their own to resign. What now?” Hamilton Spectator, March 9, 2021.


Katrina Clarke. “HWDSB trustee racism scandal: Everything you need to know about Hamilton public school board’s racism probe.” Hamilton Spectator, February 10, 2021.


Katrina Clarke. “HWDSB trustees Buck and Archer respond to boards third-party racism probe.” Hamilton Spectator, March 15, 2021.


Katrina Clarke. “Inside the report: Breaking down what the four HWDSB trustees are accused of doing.” Hamilton Spectator, February 22, 2021.


Kelly Bennett. “Hamilton police disproportionately stop and question black people.” CBC News, July 23, 2015.


Kevin Gonci. “Hamilton’s public school board needs systemic change.” Hamilton Spectator, March 16, 2021.

Kojo Damptey. “Hamilton mayor failing racialized citizens.” Hamilton Spectator, January 9, 2022.


Samantha Craggs. “Tribunal rejects black councillor’s claim Hamilton police stop was racial profiling.” CBC News, April 26, 2018.


Sandi Bell. “No Hate in the Hammer: Addressing hate in Hamilton.” Hamilton Spectator, May 15, 2021.


Sarah Adjekum. “Lessons for 2021: What COVID-19 taught us about BIPOC displacement.” Hamilton Spectator, January 4, 2021.


Scott Radley. “Review into McMaster athletics finds culture of systemic anti-Black racism.” Hamilton Spectator, October 27, 2020.

Sebastian Bron. “Investigation launched into racism allegations at Hamilton’s public school board.” Hamilton Spectator, August 17, 2020.

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