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 which provide a deeper context to situate the intersecting timelines of diverse Albertan history.
Guiding questions are found throughout the exhibit to encourage deeper thinking and reflection.
Take your time and wander through the many archival photographs, historical documents,
and learn about our shared histories as settler Canadians.
A short interview with
Dr. Jennifer Kelly (Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta), lead researcher and exhibit curator.
Event (community conversations & celebration)
An online launch and celebration event was hosted through Eventbrite on November 18, 2021 event by Zoom.
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A Black Presence in Alberta
The collection hosts ongoing work and welcomes contributions through community voices and work.
Join us as we continue to find ways to examine, discuss, share, celebrate, and amplify Black voices in order to learn and challenge our understandings of race, racialization, and racial identity in the context of colonial Canadian histories.
Make sure to check out our Virtual Exhibit And Still We Rise: A Black Presence in Alberta
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