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AM800 Citybuilding: Black History Month at Art Windsor-Essex with Irene Moore Davis

(14 February 2024)

On this week’s C4C/AM800 Citybuilding segment, Irene Moore Davis of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society (ECBHRS) spoke about the historic significance of the community Underground Railroad descendants in Windsor-Essex, recounted stories of some of the community’s most historically significant figures, and cued listeners in to the exciting events taking place at Art Windsor-Essex (AWE)  to celebrate Black History Month. 

On Thursday 15 February, ECBHRS took the lead on organizing the Black History Month event at Art Windsor-Essex during AWE at Night, in collaboration with C4C.  A panel moderated by SOCA professor, architect, and C4C affiliate Dorian Moore and  including Irene Moore Davis and Kimberly Simmons discussed the legacy of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn, and the couple’s depiction in Charmaine Lurch’s A Mobile and Visible Carriage, recently gifted to AWE by the artist and currently on display in the current exhibit, The Once and Future City.

Check out these resources to learn more about Black history this month:

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