From Murray Rankin's Desk: Meeting the cast of upcoming "Book of Negros"

Ahead of Black History Month, the House of Commons recognized the cast of the upcoming CBC series ‘The Book of Negroes’. On a personal note, I highly recommend Lawrence Hill’s excellent novel of the same name for those who are interested in this fascinating and little-known chapter in our history. 

Recently, I had the chance to travel to Shelburne, Nova Scotia with my friend Cindy Wilson to visit the pit-house where her great-grandfather lived through bitter East Coast winters. We're looking forward—as the cast members are—to seeing this history shared with a wider audience!