Northern Terminus

The African Canadian History Journal                                            

Statement of Purpose:

The goal of this annual Journal is to provide readers with information about the historical Black community of Grey County. Although the focus is on historical events and people within Grey County, the wider regional, provincial, national and international contexts that shaped Black history and presence in Grey County are also of interest to the Journal. Through essays, interviews and reviews, the journal highlights the work of organizations, historians and published authors. The Journal is launched annually.

Categories for Submission:

Regular Stream: This category includes articles based on historical research, biographical sketches, reviews of books and other resources, and reports on projects and community endeavours. All submissions are subject to review by the editorial board.

Peer Review Stream: This category is intended for those who wish to have their submissions reviewed by scholars within the field. Submissions will be sent out to at least two reviewers for blind review. Articles should be based upon original historical research and should be well-grounded within historical literature and scholarship. Optimal length of articles should be between 10 and 20 pages. For further information about the Peer Review Stream, contact Professor Naomi Norquay (, Faculty of Education, York University.

Submission Guidelines: All submissions must be double - spaced, have page numbers, use a font-size of 12. A bibliography and footnotes or endnotes must be included for all material referenced in the article. Full-length articles should normally not exceed 6,000 words. Reviews should normally be between 500 to 2000 words in length.

Style Guide:

For citations and referencing, the Journal generally follows the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. (back issues of the Journal provide abundant examples of citations). English spelling follows the most recent edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Northern Terminus aims to publish articles that use gender-neutral and "bias-free" language (i.e. do not use terms such as "lady" unless it is a title or description; do not use "Indian" - instead use "Aboriginal"). Editors reserve the right to edit accepted submissions and make changes where necessary. Please note that many place names have changed over time! Writers should try to be cognizant of these changes (i.e. present-day Ontario was called "Upper Canada" and "Canada West" at different times in its history.)

All submissions (in both the regular and the peer reviewed streams) will be reviewed by the editorial board.

Call for Submissions for Volume 13:

Submissions may be sent electronically to Karin Noble at

Submissions may be sent in print to: Karin Noble, Archivist, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6.

Journal Committee: Karin Noble, and Naomi Norquay.

This Journal is published in house at Grey Roots Museum & Archives and relies on volunteer submissions. We sincerely appreciate the assistance of volunteer authors. Thank you!

The deadline for submissions for Volume 13 is January 4, 2016.

The Journal will be launched at the Grey County Black History Event taking place at Grey Roots on Saturday April 9, 2016.

Check out covers and tables of contents for all volumes of Northern Terminus: The African Canadian History Journal. You may view an index of past titles and subjects (.pdf - 257 KB). All volumes can be purchased either in person, or by mail order, from our Museum Store

Musicians at Harrison Park c. 1935 or 1936Volume 1 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 2 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 3 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 4 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 5 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 6 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)      
Volume 7  (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 8 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 9 (.pdf - 141 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 16 KB)
Volume 10 (.pdf - 392 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 413 KB)
Volume 11 (.pdf - 173 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 412 KB)
Volume 12 (.pdf - 300 KB) - Table of Contents (.pdf - 412 KB)                                       


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