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The Black Studies Archive
Black History in Montreal
Files on Black Organizations
Extensive Archive on Black Hstory and Culture
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The Archive

One of the key purposes of the Black Studies Center (BSC) is the creation of a documentation system for the preservation of the history of Blacks in Quebec and Canada. One aspect is the collection and maintenance of data on the the demographics of Blacks in Canada. The BSC archive has an early beginning in research conducted by a team of Black activists working under the direction of Dr. Clarence Bayne as Founder and Executive Director of the Montreal based Research Institute of the National Black Coalition of Canada (1971). The Research Institute was closed in 1974, due to funding and management problems under the Direction of Dr. Lemuel Sealey.(See Cancelled LIP Grant to Blacks May be revived, Montreal Star, March, 1974). The early work of Bayne and his research group consisting of Dr. Yussuf Naim Kly (See book, International Law and the Black Minority in the U.S.), Fred Anderson, Gordon Sadul, Joy Sitahal and Louis Gonzalez was transferred (1974 and 5) to the BSC by the Late Roy States (Secretary of the NBCC). The BSC has built on this documentation developing a pictorial history and digitized Exhibit of Blacks in Quebec; documents about Black Community Organizations; A Gallery of Exemplar Blacks (1950 to Present); demographic databases, It has a library of Black Journals and community Magazines, material from Community workshops, briefs to commissions, course materials on small business start ups for minority entrepreneurs and organizational literacy. Work continues in Collaboration with the ICED, John Molson School of Business in building a net work of communication information digitized centers for sharing information between community development agencies. This work is based on new development in information sharing across disciplines; the informing sciences.

Board of Directors

President: Dr. Clarence S. Bayne, Professor Concordia University. Director if the Institute for Community Entrepreneurship and Development.

Vice President: Mr. .Akute Azu. Financial Manager an Business Entrepreneur in the Health Care Sector of Quebec.

Secretary: Maitre. Frank Crooks, Professor of Corporate Management, John Molson School of Business, Concordia.

Library Services: Dr. Dorothy Williams, Demographer and Community Development

Communication Technology: Mrs Judy Annette Bayne, Expert in Instructional Media and Design.

Communication Technology: Mr Patrick Bayne, Learning Content Developer. .

Entrepreneurship Program

The Black Studies Center(BSC) was the first Black Organization in Montreal to develop a course of studies in not-for-profit management and black Entrepreneurship as a strategy for the reduction of chronic unemployment among Black Youths. In the period 1993 - 1996 the BSC with the assistance of grant from the Multicultural Directorate launched the BSC Institute for Organizational Literacy and Development. The Institute offered formal courses taught by University Professors and Management Professional. The Courses evolved to include training and coaching of small Black Business , and the provision an incubation service. The BSC has been responsible for the start up, incubating and assisting of more than 15 small business over the period 2005 to present time. Its collaborations with the John Molson School of Business and the Quebec Board of Black Educators has graduated more than 30 persons with signed certificates of completion. Since 2007 the BSC and ICED have developed program and presents courses for the QBBE's Youth Business Summer Program. (http://www.icedportal.com)

About the BSC

The Black Studies Center (BSC) Montreal Inc was launched in 1973. It is a not-for-profit organization operating under Part II of the Quebec Company Act. It has a charitable status. The BSC reports on an Annual basis to the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada. Its activities and operations are published and made accessible to the Canadian Public through public notices and on request from the Charities Division of the Federal Government. The BSC owns a physical Asset (a building) located at 1968 De Maisonneuve Ouest, The organization presents education workshops, conferences and cultural exhibits. It has incubated many community organizations and small businesses. The BSC is an information gathering and informing agency that has extensive archive holdings documenting the history of Blacks in Montreal and Quebec. It is part of an information and communication network project which links and shares information between the ICED Concordia and key Black Community organizations: http:// www.Icedportal.com, http://bscportal.wordpress.com and http://qbbe.org.

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