Irene Moore Davis

delegates gathered on steps of Windsor’s First Baptist ChurchDelegates to the Amherstburg Regular Missionary Baptist Association at Windsor’s First Baptist Church. Photo by Alvin McCurdy, courtesy of the Archives of Ontario.

Walking tour to highlight history of local Black community

In the first half of the 20th century, Windsor was home to a dynamic Black community located in the metropolitan core. Situated east of the downtown commercial district, the McDougall Street Corridor was a mostly self-sufficient African Canadian community bounded loosely by Riverside Drive, Goyeau Street, Giles Street, and Howard Avenue.

This historic neighbourhood emerged during the mid-19th century as African American freedom seekers and free people of colour crossed the Detroit River in search of refuge from enslavement and oppression.

Ronnie Haidar and Clinton BeckfordDoctoral student Ronnie Haidar and Clinton Beckford, UWindsor vice-president for equity, diversity, and inclusion, are set to host a symposium today of more than 35 community organizations exploring ways to advance EDI values.

Community symposium to centre values of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Representatives of more than 35 community organizations will gather on the University of Windsor campus today to discuss practical steps to making the Windsor-Essex region as inclusive as possible.