The following message is from Rachel Ostep of Heritage Toronto:
Black History in Toronto
Join us on February 9 for an exciting bus tour highlighting exploring where people of African descent lived, worked, and made significant contributions to Toronto’s history!
Do not miss you chance to secure your spot on the bus! Call the office at 416-338-1339 for tickets.
Date: Saturday February 9
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please see the invitation for more information:
Hope you can make it.
Special Events Intern
Historic St. Lawrence Hall
157 King St. East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 1G9
(p) 416 338 1339
(f) 416 392 1772
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Earlier blog posts addressing black history
As well, an earlier blog post, in which Karolyn Smardz Frost (2007) documents the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn who “stole themselves” from slavery, is of relevance regarding black history in Toronto.
The Blackburn started up a cab company – the first cab company in Upper Canada – which used the colour scheme of red and yellow as a key feature of its business logo.
“The Toronto Transit Company,’ Frost notes, “uses the Blackburn logo colors of red and yellow for its streetcars and buses to this day.”
Similarly this blog post, regarding Barbara J. Little’s (2007) documentation of the story of a runaway people, is of relevance.
Also of relevance is this blog post, which highlights a widely cited text, Eric Wolf (1982).