Edmonton City as Museum Project is proud to announce our second “Virtual Exhibit”.
The original hardcopy exhibit was displayed in March 2011 and later revised by Dr. Jennifer Kelly and Dr. Alleson Mason in 2019. Hopefully this will prove useful to youth, educators and anyone with an interest in Black history in Alberta and Canada.
As the virtual exhibition illustrates, Black Albertans did make history and we can therefore rightly claim that Black history is Canadian history and central to our understanding of the formation of Alberta.Dr. Jennifer Kelly
Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta
Three feature collections are found within the exhibit provide deeper context and situates the timelines of intersectional history of Albertans today.
Guiding questions are found throughout the exhibit to encourage deeper thinking and reflection.
Take your time and wander through the photographs, historical documents, and learn about our shared histories as Canadians.
An ongoing selection of related research, stories, and histories are also available on ECAMP here:
A Black Presence in Alberta
The collection is ongoing as we continue to find ways to examine, discuss, share, celebrate, amplify, and challenge our understandings of race, racialization, and racial identity situated for over 150 years of colonial Canadian histories.
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