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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Black History Speaker Series: Exploring Black History in Essex County

Gain a new perspective on the rich heritage of Black communities and individuals in Essex County during the eras of slavery, abolitionism and the Underground Railroad. Discover key contributions of notable Black Canadians and their individual and collective efforts to resist injustice. Commonly held myths regarding Black history in the region will also be dispelled in this session alongside historian Irene Moore Davis.

About the speaker: Irene Moore Davis is the president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, co-founder of Black Women of Forward Action and fulfills board and committee roles within the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, BookFest Windsor/Festival du Livre and other organizations. Irene was executive co-producer of the short documentary The North Was Our Canaan (2020) and is currently co-producing a short documentary titled Across the River to Freedom. Both films explore nineteenth century Black history in Sandwich, Ontario. (Learn more)

Date & Time:
January 26, 2022 7:00 pm





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