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Niagara Parks Annual Black History Speaker Series Returns

January 13, 2022

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  • Three-part virtual speaker series features leading historians and commentators specializing in Black history and culture
  • Sessions to be held in January, February and March, with full details and tickets available at niagaraparks.com/blackhistory

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks will host a three-part virtual speaker series exploring perspectives on Black history and culture in Canada, delivered by leading historians and commentators. The online interactive events will be held on the last Wednesday of the month in January, February and March.

The virtual series features an incredible line-up of speakers, including the president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society Irene Moore Davis and associate professor of African American History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dr. Dann Broyld. Closing off the series on March 30th will be President of the Ontario Black History Society, Natasha Henry.

Niagara is home to many of Canada’s most impactful events in Black history, notably as a key site during the underground railroad and original crossing point of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. As the cultural stewards of the Niagara River Corridor, Niagara Parks is proud to partner with leaders in the Black community to share this important history and contemporary issues as well.

The interactive online sessions will each focus on a unique topic related to Canadian Black History and Culture.

  • January 26: Irene Moore Davis, Exploring Black History in Essex County
  • February 23: Dr. Dann Broyld, Black and in the Niagara Borderlands Before the Civil War
  • March 30: Natasha Henry, ‘Sale of Said Negro Woman’: Chloe Cooley and the Enslaved Black People in Niagara

Additional event details and tickets are available at niagaraparks.com/blackhistory. Tickets are $15 per event, with access to all three events available for $35. All sessions will begin at 7:00pm and will be hosted on Zoom.

Photo and video assets are available here.

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The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.