Cultural activity
February 22nd, 2024

Lecture | The Afro-descendant History of St. Henri

Lecture | The Afro-descendant History of St. Henri
© Feature. St. Henri: Atwater Market, August 29, 1945, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal, Fonds Conrad Poirier, (06M,P48,S1,P11922), Poirier, Conrad.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
7 pm

Multimedia Room

Lecturer: Dorothy Williams

45 minutes + 15-minute question period

Regular: $7
Members: $4

In English / simultaneous French translation service

As part of Black History Month, we are presenting a talk on the history of Montréal’s Black communities, more specifically those in the St. Henri neighbourhood.

Presented by historian Dorothy Williams, Ph.D., this lecture will offer an opportunity to learn more about the history of St. Henri’s Black community, as well as the community’s key sites and important individuals down through the years, shining a spotlight on this aspect of Montréal history.

Not to be missed!

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams, Ph.D. is a historian, author, professor, and researcher specializing in the history of slavery. Her research is more specifically focused on Québec and the Afro-descendant presence in Canada from the 17th century to the first half of the 20th century.