Canada 150 Winter Lecture Series: Black History in Owen Sound

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Join Terri Jackson for a lecture about Owen Sound’s rich Black heritage, which dates from pre-Confederation times. While there were Blacks living in Owen Sound as early as 1843, the community began to grow in earnest in the years following the passing of the American Fugitive Slave Act. At its peak, according to the 1871 Ontario census, the Black population of Owen Sound was 10 per cent of the full population. This presentation is part of a series taking place on Tuesday afternoons from February 14 to March 7, 2017. (Image: Edward Patterson 962.17.3)

For more information:

Contact: Karin Noble, Archivist
Telephone: 519-376-3690


Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound, Ontario

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