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Dave Johnston, Miriam Wright and Heidi Jacobs were awarded with the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation for their project Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred "Boomer" Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (193Dave Johnston, Miriam Wright and Heidi Jacobs were awarded with the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation for their project Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred "Boomer" Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939).

UWindsor history project earns Ontario Heritage Award

There were no easy games for the Chatham Coloured All-Stars.

It's what Wilfred "Boomer" Harding recalled decades after his team was forced to overcome adversity both on and off the baseball diamond to become champions of the Ontario Baseball Amateur Association's Intermediate B-1 class in 1934.

That road to the championship game was onerous.

The Black baseball team travelled across the province to compete in games, often being denied accommodations and forced to continue driving in precarious conditions before eventually reaching a welcome refuge.

Vimy memorialA keynote address Friday on the battle of Vimy Ridge and its evolving significance over 100 years will open the Windsor Military Studies Conference.

Conference keynote to consider Vimy legend

A keynote address Friday on the battle of Vimy Ridge and its evolving significance over 100 years will open the Windsor Military Studies Conference.

UWindsor history professor Max Nelson holds a reproduction of a Philistine beer jug from around 1200 BC in his office on Sept. 22. Dr. Nelson will participate in a symposium discussing the ancient beverage on Sept. 30.UWindsor history professor Max Nelson holds a reproduction of a Philistine beer jug from around 1200 BC in his office on Sept. 22. Dr. Nelson will participate in a symposium discussing the ancient beverage on Sept. 30.

Cheers to the barbarians: UWindsor to host symposium on ancient brews

The next time you’re sipping on a pint of your favourite peanut butter porter, take a moment to pour one out for the barbarians.

If it weren’t for those Germanic tribes in northern Europe, says University of Windsor professor Max Nelson, the popular alcoholic beverage may still be considered the “effeminate drink of foreigners.”

“The Greeks held pseudo-scientific beliefs about alcohol, including that wine is hot and manly while beer is cold and effeminate,” Dr. Nelson said.

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