Historian Rella Braithwaite with grandau

Black Historian-Rella Braithwaite  

 was an inspiration, a  treasure of wisdom and grace.  Her dedication to celebrating the accomplishments of others is reflected  in her favourite quote by Stephen Grellet: “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”


Rella Braithwaite





Listen to exclusive CBC radio interview with Director Diana Braithwaite.

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75 Years

of Preserving

Black History

Welcome to Rella Black History Foundation

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Black Pioneers of Wellington 





SHARE THEIR STORY This collection focuses on the remarkable lives and stories of  5 brilliant African-Canadian entrepreneurs from the past. Enjoy this collection entitled: SHARE THEIR STORY     African Canadian Founders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

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#Share Their Story! African-Canadian Founders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs.


Music in Our Lives 


Thank you for joining us over the past 12 weeks!


As of February 8th, 2021, our online community webinar series - Music In Our Lives - A special online Black History and Music series for seniors has now finished.

Please check back for new updates. We are staying connected during COVID-19 with more online activities and collections.