Discover three different perspectives on Black history and culture in Canada with this three-part online speaker series.
This year’s Black History Speaker Series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. Tickets grant access using any computer, tablet or mobile device for these live, interactive sessions with leading community historians and commentators specializing in Black history and culture.
Tickets are $15 per event, or gain access to the entire series for $35. All sessions begin at 7:00 PM.
Rochelle BushSelf: Liberated and Famous: Fugitive Freedom Seekers Escape to Niagara
MARCH 31, 7:00 P.M. – $15
Discover the harrowing stories of peril and triumph of some of the most well-known African Americans who escaped slavery and settled in Niagara. In this captivating seminar, learn about the crucial role of the region’s location and how Niagara became a refuge for fugitive freedom seekers.
About the speaker: Public historian Rochelle Bush was born and raised in St. Catharines. She is the owner and primary guide of Tubman Tours Canada, and the resident historian of the Salem Chapel, BME NHS Church, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHS. (Learn more)