Reception to launch book on history of Black Canadian women

book coverIn her book Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora, historian Karen Flynn uses oral narratives to examine the experiences of Black women who trained as nurses in Windsor and Chatham hospitals following the Second World War.

The book will be launched at a free public reception today -- Wednesday, February 15 – at 5 p.m. at downtown Windsor’s All Saints’ Church, 330 City Hall Square West.

Dr. Flynn, a two-time UWindsor grad (BA 1993, MA 1995) and an assistant professor in women and gender studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, argues that these women won their determination to break the colour barrier through their training as professionals and life experiences as wives, mothers, single women, and community activists.