February is Black History Month
Each February during Black History month explore special exhibits, lectures and tours to honour Black Canadian History in Niagara Falls presented by the Niagara Falls History Museum and Niagara Parks.
BLACK HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES 2022 (Live-streamed) Presented by Niagara Parks
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, 2022: Irene Moore Davis, Exploring Black History in Essex County
- February 23, 2022: Dr. Dann Broyld, Black and in the Niagara Borderlands Before the Civil War
- March 30, 2022: 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.