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Porters and The Jazz Corner: Waiters, soldiers, fighters

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:00
Speaker: 
M.P. Farkas, Alrick Crawford

In order to accommodate social distancing, all of COHDS/ALLab events will be held online.

Registration required

12h00-14h30 EST

 

Presentation on Montreal ‘s West-End, known today as Little Burgundy and the Black community and activities that took place around the Train Companies and the multiple cabaret where ragtime and Jazz musicians were buzzing with full movement occurring between 1920 and 1960 around Mountain St- and St-Antoine Corner and more. That part of story has been washed and sidetracked by gentrification and by migration movement that removed the black man and woman to have a chance to establish themselves downtown Montreal. But a principal nugget of stories and documentation remain to guide us to be able to be present even though we are sad to assist to a renewal that tends to minimize the implication that this community brought forth to Montreal.
We will retrace and recount the lives of some of the highlights of the life and times of jazz and porters men brought to the neighborhood with audio and video testimonials. Books and respective historical facts to reflect and broaden the minds of the participants so they can understand the loss of habitat and community and also the disparity of information that was kept by the city officials on the recollection by the few that lived at that time.

 

 


 

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