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 Leddy library has pulled together materials celebrating 28 Black scientists in observance of Black History Month.
The Leddy Library will launch the Journal of Canadian Baseball/Revue du baseball canadien (JCB/RBC) this weekend.