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Mapping African Nova Scotian Migration and Settlement, 1881-1930


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

(In English)

This talk explores early twentieth-century Caribbean migration to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and turns its gaze to the ways women shaped this new community. Some women came singly seeking better opportunities; others followed husbands and other members of their families, slowly integrating themselves into the growing Caribbean quarter. It was the arrival of these women and children, and their settlement in the area as families, that marked the establishment of Whitney Pier as a “community.

Dr. Claudine Bonner is a scholar of African Canadian history and education, and a member of the Sociology Department and Women’s and Gender Studies program at Acadia University. Her research is grounded in history, and broadly applied in analyses of race, gender, education and identity in contemporary Canada. Her scholarship bridges the gap between studies of Black Canadian experience in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, and crosses generational boundaries through innovative oral histories, community-based research, and published collaborative research with leading Canadian scholars.

This event is co-sponsored by EAHR Media CISSC Working Group and the Black Studies at Concordia Collective.
This event is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

*This event is child friendly
Venue: LB - 1019




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