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.
The University of Windsor has awarded $10,000 grants to six projects dedicated to dismantling barriers caused by racial oppression.
Leddy Library archivist Sarah Glassford will present a webinar in a series on Canada’s role in the WWII Allied invasion of Europe.
The Leddy Library is home to an archive of the now-defunct Kingsville Reporter and Lakeshore News newspapers.
Sarah Glassford sees parallels between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the wartime experiences of Canadian women documented in her new book.