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                                 Uif!
                                                                                      The talking drum (aka dondo, adondo, atumpan, or gan gan) is a variable pitch
                                                                                   pressure drum that has been used for centuries as a tool for communication within
                                                                                   and between West African rural communities. By squeezing and beating the drum

                                 Ubmljoh!                                          simultaneously the dondo can be made to mimic the syllables and intonations of
                                                                                   human speech.


                                 Esvn                                                                  The North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural
                                                                                                  Centre Inc. is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells
               July 2011          Volume 13 No 7                                                  the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions, by
                                                                                                  preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire.
 The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.




             Ribs and Ragtime 2011 Pleases Crowd




                                                                                                Smoke and Spice Southern Barbecue were
                                                                                                delivered to the tables by volunteer youth
                                                                                                servers. Conversation, laughter and social-
                                                                  Photo by Aaron Stanton        izing were the order of the day.
                                                                                                                                               (Continued on page 2)

    It was a beautiful spring day. We set up under a
light cloud cover. The weather cleared into a not-too-
                                                                                              “The Light In Which
hot, sunny day with a gentle breeze. Almost 200
guests were welcomed into a comfortable garden set-                                       They Deserve to Be Shown:”
                                ting with twenty-                                      Emancipation Celebrations in Windsor
                                five shaded tables
                                and treated to the
                                                                                      As Emancipation Day
                                music of the Royal                                approaches, it is worth-
                                City     Saxophone                                while to reflect on the
                                Quartet and John                                  meaning that Emancipa-
                                Remmers, ragtime                                  tion once held for people
                                pianist. Canopies                                 in Windsor-Essex County
                                were sponsored by                                 and beyond. When people
                                ten families, some                                talk about the heyday of “the Greatest Freedom
labeled with the family name or that of an ancestor.                              Show on Earth,” what they often describe is the
                                                                                                                                               (Continued on page 4)
Generous portions of ribs and chicken, prepared by
July 2011                              North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                  277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                  The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                               Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                                                       1
                    !
                                       (Ribs   & Ragtime Continued from page 1)              Shores of Erie Wine Festival for a
     Uif!Ubmljoh!
        Esvn!                              Congratulations to the Fundraising                  gift basket,
      is the newsletter of the         Committee for organizing such a well-                 First Baptist Church, Amherstburg,
 North American Black Historical       received event: Chris Chase, Wava                       for the loan of tables,
 Museum & Cultural Centre, Inc.        Jackson, Monty Logan, Rosita Black-                   Amherstburg Heritage Homecom-
277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON       man Smith, Kenn Stanton, and Rosa                       ing for the use of microphones,
  N9V 2C7         519-736-5433         White; Nneka Allen, chair.                            Gyori Farms for the donation of
      800-713-6336 toll free
        866-622-4672 fax                   We couldn’t have done it without                    garden mulch, and
        nabhm@mnsi.net                 the help of volunteers who assisted                   Honor’s Bed and Breakfast for
 www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                       with setup, takedown and food ser-                      hosting the saxophone quartet.
      BOARD OF DIRECTORS               vice: Robert Abaribe, Mimi Aiwa,
         Philip H. Alexander           Destiny Allen, Katelyn Brochert,                    Sponsored Canopies:
         alexand@uwindsor.ca
         519-253-3000 x 5033
                                       Jaden Chase, Malik Chase, Zainab                         Dan & Pam Allen
                                       Giwa, Brett Logan, Kyle Logan, Carla                     Jefferson Lightfoot
             Michael Allen             Marano, Mason More, Debby Pajot,                         Logan Family
         Nneka Allen, CFRE             and Adam Pillon.                                         Lornie & Evelyn Hurst
                                                                                                Mac & Betty Simpson
             J. Trisha Bray
              313-458-1020
                                       A special thank you to:                                  Millben Rawlins
                                         Koolini Italian Eatery for scrump-                   Rev. Anthony Binga Sr
            J. Lyle Browning               tious desserts that added a popular                  The Alexanders
              519-253-7569
                                           conclusion to a wonderful after-                     The Allen Taylor Family
              Chris Chase                  noon,                                                The Talbots
                                         John Remmers, for donating his
              Paul Hertel                  Ragtime piano performance,                          Photos of the event speak for them-
              519-736-5022
                                         Westmont Hospitality Group for a                selves.
             Wava Jackson                  donated hotel stay,
              519-736-2340               Carolin Harris and family for pre-
              Monty Logan                  paring the gardens,

            Lawrence Millben
              313-863-5435

               Lou Roth


     Dr. Barbara Hughes Smith
              313-259-0430

              Rosa White                                                                                       Photo by Aaron Stanton

                STAFF
 Kenn Stanton, Curator/Administrator
        Occasional Part-time
         Katelyn Brochert
         Heather Deslippe
            Mark Hurst




                                                                  Photo by Aaron Stanton                         Photo by Aaron Stanton


July 2011                               North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                   277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                   The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                                Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                         2
         Please report errors and omissions to
         Kenn Stanton, Curator/Administrator
          519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net

        Museum Membership is annual


           2011 Memberships
  Renewals listed =    142
  New members listed = 16                                                                                                           Photo by Aaron Stanton
  Unlisted members =     4
                       162
          (In 2010 we had 171 members.)
                                                                                Photo by Aaron Stanton

     Privacy laws require that we have
     your written permission to publish
               your name in this                       Photo by Aaron Stanton
              membership list.
                                                 200


     2011 Memberships-new                        190

   2011 Memberships-renewed                      180

          2010 Memberships                       170

            Corporate Memberships
                                                 160
Dollarsworth Solutions Ltd.
ESAOO Financial Services Inc.                    150
Essex Power Corporation
Meloche’s No Frills                              140
Orphan Boy Films
Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant
                                                 130
Rosa’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti House
St. Clair College
Thrasher Sales & Leasing Ltd                     120
University of Windsor
                                                 110                                                       Photo by Aaron Stanton
            Non-profit Memberships

4th District AME Church, Bishop John Bryant      100
Hour-A-Day Study Club
                                                 90
             Family Memberships
                                                 80
Chase Family: Chris & family
DiPasquale Family: Bart, Carmen, Luisa, &
                                                 70
       Sandra
Egbedyi-Emmanuel Family: Mark, Ellen, & two
       youths,                                   60
Gbadamosi Family: Babatunde, Mojisola, Olu-            Photo by Aaron Stanton
       wadamilola, Oluwaseun, & Ayodele          50
Green Family: Jerry, Deborah, Jason
Hurst Family: Maynard, Marva, & Monique          40                                                      Photo by Aaron Stanton
Jacobs Family: Kenneth B., Kenneth J., Char-
       lotte-Mae
Miller Family: Wreford & Janisse Browning        30
Montague Family: Spurgeon, Ellen, Chris, Lori,
       & Ken                                     20
Sodade Family: Bunmi and family
Simone Family: Frank, Cindy                      10
           Individual Memberships

Alexander, David V
Alexander, Pat
                                                       Photo by Aaron Stanton
                               (Continued on page 4)

 July 2011                                 North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                      277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                      The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                                   Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                                         3
(Continued from      Kekaula, Alan                                                                (Emancipation - Continued from page 1)
page 3)              Kerr, Kathy
                     Kersey, Lyle                                                                 annual parade, the midway carnival, the
Alexander, Philip H Kierstead, Cleopatra                                                          Miss Se-
Alexander, Philip V Larkin, Dileana
Alexander, Ron       Larkin, Lois                                                                 pia Pag-
Allen, Candice       Lauby, Tim                                                                   eant, tal-
Allen, Daniel        Lauzon, Patricia                                                             ent shows
Allen, Michael S     Libby, Carol
Allen, Nneka         Logan, Florence                                                              and       of
Allen, Pamela        Logan, Monty                                                                 course the
Anderson, Sharon J Marano, Carla
Armstrong, Robert    Marano, Gabriella                                                            famous
Bender, Carmen       Marentette, Donna                                                            barbeque
Bishop, Elsie        Marshall, Judge
Bishop, Nancy            Lauren E                                                                 pit. They
Bray, J. Trisha      McCurdy, Howard                                                              often state that the festival drew thou-
Brennan, Kathryn     McDonald, Colin                                                              sands of participants each year from
Brennan, Stephen     McIntyre, Leonard
Bristow, Anthony     Millben, Lawrence                                                            Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New
Bristow, Peggy       Mohle-Boetani,                                                                                              York, and
Browning, Lyle           Janet
Browning-Miller,     Morgan, James E.                                                                                            o t h e r
   Janisse           Morgan, Paul S                                                                                              places.
Browning-Morgan,     Morris, Cleata
   Shantelle         Neely, Patricia.                                    Photo by Aaron Stanton                                  What       is
Brown-Johnson, Ivy Nurullah, Shahida                                                                                             sometimes
Cain, Debra          O’Hara, Janice                                                                                              lost amid
Caldwell, Drew       Olbey, Leona
Capacchione, Craig Pajot, Debby                                                                                                  these fond
Carter, Russell      Pepper, Joan                                                                                                recollec-
Chase, Karen         Pillon, Robert
Clark, Janet Finlay  Pulley, Shirley                                                                                             tions is the
Clark, Rev. Dr. John Rawlins, Judge                                                               organizers’ focus on social justice and
Croucher, Debi           Micheline
Davis, Irene Moore Reader, Carol A
                                                                                                  the fact that this was a festival designed
Davis, Rodney        Reader, Graham                                                               both to uplift people of African descent
Dawkins, Julean      Robinson-Dungy,                                                              and to pave the way for improved race
Dennis, Frances          Carolyn
Dicker, Shirley      Roth, Lou                                                                    relations.
Dwelle, John         Scott, Bruce                                                                     When the British American Asso-
Dwelle, Lorraine     Scott, Donna
Ellsworth, Agnes     Seecharan, Bonita                                   Photo by Aaron Stanton   ciation of Colored Brothers (BAACB)
Gray, Leon           Shreve, Eleanor                                                              was formed in 1935, with Walter “Mr.
Gray, Locketa        Shreve, James
Gray, Leroy          Shreve, Waynard         Photo by Aaron Stanton                               Emancipation” Perry among its foun-
Gregory, Karl        Shreve-Williams,                                                             ders, the aim was
Guest, Lynn              Frances                                                                  to revive Win-
Hall-Stoner, Fannie Simmons, Christina
Hampton, Richard     Simpson, Allen                                                               dsor’s Emancipa-
Harding-Davis, Elise Simpson, Betty                                                               tion Celebration in
Harold, Dolores      Smedick, Lois
Haynes, Paul         Smith, Betty Thomas                                                          a dignified and
Henderson, Barbara Smith, John W                                                                  appropriate way.
Henderson, George Stanton-White,                                                                  In the 1957 Letters
Hertel, Paul             Marilyn
Hertel, Ute          Steele, Freida                                                               Patent of the
Holland, Tony        Stoner, Vaughn                                                               BAACB, the first
Hughes Smith,        Sutherland, Norma
   Barbara           Talbot, Carol                                                                of the identified
Hughes Wright,       Talbot, Denise                                                               objects was “to
   Roberta           Thomas, Mable D
Hurst, Tom           Thompson, Harlis                                                             assist in develop-
Hurst, Wayne         Timakis, Anastasia                                                           ing the interests of
Jackson, Wava        Tucker, Bruce                                                                the Negro, includ-
Jacobs, Heidi        Turner, Richard
Jenkins, Lisa        Turner-Brown, Helen                                                          ing the promotion of amicable relations
Johnson, Dorothy     Underwood, Re-                                                               and understanding between the Negro
Johnson, Fred            becca
Johnson, Glovanna Watters, Michael                                                                and other races and within the Negro
Johnson, Janet       Wayner, Jacqueline                                                           race.”
Johnson, Sheila      Westmoreland-
Kamen, Mary              Traore, Juanita
                                                                                                      As of 1941, programs were pub-
Karle, Thomas J                                                                                   lished in conjunction with the annual
Kasurak, Valerie           (Continued on                                                                                          (Continued on page 5)
Keelan, Gerald                     page 5)                      Photo by Aaron Stanton

July 2011                                North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                    277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                    The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                                 Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                                  4
(Continued from page 4)               (Emancipation - Continued from page 4)           publication to encourage Blacks to sup-
White, Rosa                           celebration. By 1948, these had                  port Black-owned and Black-friendly
Willoughby, Janet                     morphed into a full-fledged magazine,            businesses as well as to get involved in
Young, Martha
Yoworski, John                        Progress. Perry’s annual editorials              causes such as the American civil rights
Yoworski, Marie                       yield clues about the intent of the fes-         struggle. The publication shone a light
                                      tival.                                           on injustice such as unfair hiring prac-
                                          In 1947                                      tices, and highlighted the achievements
                                      Perry wrote,                                     of people of African descent within
                                      “The      col-                                   Canada and beyond. To this end, there
                                      ored race is                                     were articles regarding people such as
                                      now coming                                       physician Dr. H.D. Taylor, Windsor
                                      into its com-                                    City Solicitor James Watson, and the
                                      plete free-                                      first two Black nursing graduates in
                                      dom.       For                                   Windsor, Colleen Campbell and
                                      most of the                                      Marian Overton. The BAACB also of-
                                      past      115                                    fered annual freedom awards to indi-
                                      years,     we                                    viduals who had improved race rela-
                                      were domes-                                      tions in the Detroit-Windsor area. Re-
                                      tics or labor-                                   cipients over the years included Win-
                                      ers…. Today we are working in har-               dsor police detective Alton Parker,
                                      mony with our white brothers, match-             Deputy Reeve of Amherstburg, George
                                      ing them in many fields, surpassing              McCurdy, longtime activist and chair
                                      them in others. Privileges of higher             of the Windsor Board of Education, Dr.
                                      education are ours for the asking…. In           Henry D. Taylor, and legendary labour
                                      medicine, music, science, industry,              leader Walter Reuther.
                                      business, professions, the world of                   For many years, the organizers
                                      entertainment, sports, color no longer           brought in prominent speakers to
                                      stands in the way of success.”                   enlighten and inspire festival partici-
                                          In the 1949 edition, Perry empha-            pants. These individuals informed the
                                      sized the festival’s importance to in-           audience about what was happening in
                                      tercultural relations: “At no other              other parts of the African Diaspora and
                                      place on earth, we are convinced,                encouraged African Canadians to see
                                      could so many peoples of divergent               themselves as part of a larger commu-
                                      colours and faiths and customs meet,             nity,     working
                                      rub shoulders and have fun together,             towards the same
                                      without one single instance of dis-              goals. Other than
                                      cord.”                                           former First Lady
   I paid my annual                       In 1953 Perry wrote, “Each                   Eleanor Roose-
   membership fee, but                year… we issue a call to men of good             velt (1954), the
   my name doesn't ap-                faith to join the crusade of interracial         list of Emancipa-
   pear in the list of                understanding….. Answer this call,               tion     speakers
   members. Why?                      not by word of mouth; not by loud                reads     like   a
        Privacy legislation now
                                      and lavish display; but by your ac-              who’s who of the
   requires that we obtain            tions in your day-to-day living.” He             1940s, 1950s and
   permission to publish your         added, “We like to think these cele-             1960s      African
   name in that way. It’s part        brations have helped in some small               American intelli-
   of a government effort to          way…. It is our aim and ambition to              gentsia, including William Holmes
   prevent identity theft. Per-
   haps you didn’t check off
                                      show our people in the light in which            Borders (1944, 1949, 1953, 1959),
   the box and sign the mem-          they deserve to be shown…. As an                 Congressman Adam Clayton Powell,
   bership form. Please send          enlightened, advanced, educated,                 Jr. (1945 and 1954), Archibald J.
   us a note or email and we’ll       thinking, progressive, patriotic peo-            Carey, Jr. (1947, 1948, 1952), Mary
   gladly add your name from          ple.”                                            McLeod Bethune (1954), Benjamin
   now on.
                                          Perry and the BAACB used the                                             (Continued on page 8)


July 2011                                North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                    277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                    The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                                 Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                   5
                   Success, By Any Means Necessary




                        Congratulations!                             after the completion of secondary school.
                     Today is your day.                                   Held at the British Methodist Episcopal Church
                  You're off to Great Places!                        on University Avenue in Windsor, the event, which
                    You're off and away!                             was catered by Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque,
                                                                     recognized the accomplishments of students who
               You have brains in your head.                         represented the Greater
                You have feet in your shoes.                         Essex County District
                  You can steer yourself                             School Board, the Win-
                 any direction you choose.                           dsor Essex Catholic
                          ~ Dr. Seuss                                School Board, and le
                                                                     Conseil scolaire de dis-
    On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Sister to Sister                     trict des écoles ca-
Think W.I.S.E. held their 7th Annual Black Butterfly                 tholiques du Sud-
& Black Monarch Graduation Celebration. This                         Ouest. For the past two
yearly event honours secondary school graduates of                   years, the event was Principals attending were Vicki Houston,
the African diaspora. Sister to Sister Think W.I.S.E.                                           Walkerville Collegiate
                                                                     held at Smoke & Spice Centre for the Creative Institute/Walkerville
                                                                                                                       Arts, and David Gar-
                                      (Women Inspiring               Southern Barbeque on         lick, J.L. Forster Secondary School.
                                      Success and Excel-             Ottawa Street but had
                                      lence) is a commu-             to be moved to a larger venue due to the increasing
                                      nity of women                  number of attendees.
                                      dedicated to men-                   The event includes a luncheon, a keynote ad-
                                      toring and encour-             dress, the presentation of graduates, the presentation
                                      aging youth of Af-             of the Mac Simpson Award, and raffles, which saw
                                      rican descent, to              four students win VISA gift cards to help with their
           Photo by Irene Moore Davis aspire     towards             school-related expenses. Each graduate receives a
                                      higher education                                                                 (Continued on page 7)
            Hamza Aydid and guest

July 2011                              North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                  277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                  The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                               Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                         6
(Sister to Sister - Continued from page 6)                                         inspired students to take their place on the stage of
symbolic gift. The cost of the luncheon for each                                   life and to never give up.
graduate and one guest is complimentary.                                                 For the first time,
     This year’s keynote speaker was University of                                 the graduation celebra-
Windsor Law student, Te-Anna Bailey. Bailey, who                                   tion featured the pres-
is the President of the Black Law Students’ Associa-                               entation of the Melvin
tion of Canada, is entering her last year of Law                                   “Mac” Simpson Bur-
School. Her message encouraged the graduates to                                    sary, with $1500.00
reach for success, regardless of the barriers and chal-                            being awarded to La-
                                              lenges they may ex-                  jeunesse graduate,                                     Photo by Charlie Bray
                                              perience. Bailey, who                Teianna Harris.
                                              grew up in Rexdale,                        Safia Abdulle, 17, Teiana Harris received the Mac Simpson
                                                                                                                            Award from museum president,
                                              Ontario, spoke of her                of J.L. Forster Secon-                       Phil Alexander, right.
                                              struggles which in-                  dary School had a great
                                              cluded growing up in a                                           time at the event. “I think this
                                              single parent home,                                              celebration is so important be-
            Photo by Irene Moore Davis
                                              living on social assis-                                          cause we all come together as a
                                              tance, poverty, low ex-                                          community and celebrate one an-
  Te-Anna Bailey and Marium Tolson-Murtty     pectations of teachers                                           other. I felt so accomplished today
                                                                                     Photo by Irene Moore
                                              and society, being a                           Davis
                                                                                                               and I realized how bright the fu-
bully, and being homeless in grade nine. In addition,                                                          ture is for me.” Kristyn Thomp-
                                                                                     Safia and Amina Abdulle
Te-Anna has been living on her own since the age of                                                            son, 18, of Walkerville Collegiate
14. Despite the                                                                    Institute added, “This is a good opportunity to ac-
obstacles, Bailey                                                                  knowledge Black students
                                                                                                                              Photo by Irene Moore Davis
was a straight A                                                                   and highlight our accomplish-
student who had a                                                                  ments and show us in a posi-
dream since the                                                                    tive light. Too often, Black
age of four to be-                                                                 students are shown in a nega-
come a lawyer and                                                                  tive light and this does the
she was going to                                  Photo by Irene Moore Davis       exact opposite.” Siena
achieve her goal, Kristyn Thompson, her mother, Margarette Thompson                Browning-Morgan, 16, is en-
by any means nec- and Vice-Principal of J. L. Forster Secondary School,            tering grade 12 at Walkerville Megan Matthews-Turner and Carol
                                                    John Foot.                                                                             Tristaino.
essary. “Being a                                                                   in September. She has been
young Black girl                                                                   attending the graduation cele-
from Rexdale, growing up in the projects and living                                brations since she was in grade nine. “Since first at-
with a single mother, it was expected that I would                                 tending, this has been something I have been looking
drop out of school and end up pregnant before mar-                                 forward to. I see it as a rite of passage for Black
                                                    riage. I was not               youth. It’s an opportunity to celebrate heritage, cul-
                                                    going to fit these             ture, legacy and achievement. It also shows us how
                                                    stereotypes. I re-                                                much community support is
                                                    fused.”                She                                        available for us, such as
                                                    worked three jobs                                                 mentors. Next year, I will
                                                    and received nu-                                                  be so proud to be listed as
                                                    merous scholar-                                                   one of the graduates.”
                                                    ships and bursaries                                               During the presentation of
                   Photo by Irene Moore Davis       to help finance her                                               graduates, a brief biography
                                                     education.              Her        Photo by Irene Moore Davis    was read about each student
 Nneka Allen, Marium Tolson-Murtty, Yvonne Welsh-
               Talbot, Patricia Carter               closing remarks                   Faith Baxter and Lois Larkin
                                                                                                                                         (Continued on page 8)

July 2011                               North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                   277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                   The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                                Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                                           7
(Sister to Sister - Continued from page 7)                                                  Community Events
                                      which described their             A listing in the calendar is not an endorsement by the museum.
                                      academic achieve-
                                      ments, extracurricu-
                                                                       Sun      Mon          Tues        Wed Thurs                 Fri        Sat
                                      lar involvement, and                                                                       July 1               2
                                      future aspirations.
                                                                            3          4            5          6           7             8            9
                                      Future plans for
           Photo by Irene Moore Davis some of the gradu-                  10         11            12         13           14         15             16
                                      ates include pursuing
        Dami Oyenuga and parents                                          17         18            19         20           21         22             23
                                      careers in education,
food sciences, cooking, accounting, law, languages,                       24         25            26         27           28         29             30
dance, engineering, social work, and more. Graduate
                                                                          31 Aug 1                  2          3           4             5            6
Kristyn Thompson will be spending nine months in
South Africa volunteering at a transitional home for                    Emancipation Celebration
                                                                              Corporation
abandoned babies. Upon her return to Windsor, she                          Celebration 2011
will study Social Work and Education at the Univer-                          Festival Plaza                                     Board of Directors
                                                                           Riverfront Windsor                                        10 am
sity of Windsor.                                                         www.emancipationday.ca                                  Regular meeting
     Indeed the future is bright for these young peo-                                                                              @ museum
ple.
     Oh, the places they’ll go.                                                                 Emancipation Celebration
                                                                                                   Corporation Gala
                                                                                                  7 pm @ Caboto Club
                     And will you succeed?                                                           519-419-5076
                                                                                                          $50
                   Yes! You will, indeed!
              (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
                                                                       (Emancipation - Continued from page 5)
            KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!                                Mays (1955), Martin Luther King, Jr. (1956), Lester
                                                                       Blackwell Granger (1958), Fred L. Shuttlesworth
                           So...                                       (1962), Wyatt Tee Walker (1963), Benjamin Hooks
        be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray                          (1965), Carl B. Stokes (1966), and Ralph Abernathy
                                                                       (1973.) Julian Bond was scheduled to speak at the
           or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
                                                                       1967 celebration which was sadly cancelled in the
              You're off the Great Places!                             wake of the Detroit Riots.
                  Today is your day!                                       Through the Emancipation Celebration, Walter
               Your mountain is waiting.                               Perry and the BAACB sought to show people of Af-
                 So...get on your way!                                 rican descent “in the light in which they deserved to
                         ~ Dr. Seuss                                   be shown.” They achieved this goal through motiva-
                                                                       tional articles in Progress, through awards to those
    If you know students who are experiencing finan-                   who were moving people of African descent for-
cial difficulties but are interested in pursuing Law                   ward, through profiles spotlighting Black businesses
                                                                       and professionals, and through the powerful and in-
School, please contact myblacklsat@gmail.com. My
                                                                       spiring African American speakers who on an annual
Black LSAT offers free resources to students in need.                  basis were placed before an audience who might
                                                                       never otherwise have heard them. These aspects of
    For further information about upcoming Black                       Emancipation, too, should not be forgotten.
Butterfly & Black Monarch Graduation Celebra-
tions, please contact Leslie McCurdy at (519) 256-                                                                     Irene Moore Davis
                                                                                           Essex County Black Historical Research Society
8564 or ll.mccurdy@sympatico.ca
                                         - Shantelle Browning-Morgan



July 2011                              North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, Inc.
                  277 King Street, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 519-736-5433 nabhm@mnsi.net www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org
                                  The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture, and the
                               Government of Canada, through citizenship & Immigration Canada, are acknowledged.                                     8

				
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