History of the Harriet Tubman Games, formerly known as the Black Heritage Track Meet
In a period of time where athletes of African descent were denied a fair opportunity to qualify and compete in the Olympic Games, a group of community members of African descent made it their mission to create that opportunity. In 1971, the first annual Black Track Meet was held in Toronto and has since given athletes such as Ben Johnson and Donovan Bailey the chance to participate in the Olympics. Since then, the Black Track Meet has evolved into the Harriet Tubman Games, a general community track and field event for all ages.
Past Tubman Games Articles and Pictures
Have you been involved with the Harriet Tubman Games or the Black Track Meet? Has the Games made an impact on you? We would love to hear your stories at the 25th anniversary Harriet Tubman Games. Please contact:
25th Harriet Tubman Games (Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ Esther Shiner Stadium)
The children of Ubuntu Drum and Dance Theatre with Pan Am Athlete Tremaine Harris on Feb 20, 2015 at the "To the Rhythm of the Drum" play where he was the guest speaker to launch the Ignite Pan Am and Parapan Am games in the Jane and Finch community at the York Woods Theater.