The Spectrum Newspaper

The newspaper The Spectrum honored the Black community of Ottawa – Gatineau for nearly 30 years.


Scope & Content Note

This collection of issues from The Spectrum newspaper spans a decade of its existence from 1984 to 2013 and includes articles, editorials, advertisements, interviews, images of Black people in Ottawa and around the world as well as events concerning them, and advice columns. Subject matter includes Black celebrations and exhibitions held in Ottawa, the shortcomings of Canadian authority officials in reference to race relations, the achievements of Black individuals in Ottawa, as well as  profiles on Black businesses in Ottawa.