Reframing History: Newfoundland and Labrador & the Black Atlantic

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Reframing History: Newfoundland and Labrador & the Black Atlantic

By TPLCulture

Three prominent Black artists and scholars discuss the oft untold story of Atlantic Canada's Black history and the rich legacy of Black Canadians living in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The discovery of the remains of a 19th century sailor referred to as W.H. on the Labrador Coast in 1987 led to a realization already understood for generations by Black Canadians living in Atlantic Canada. There is an existing untold history of Black people arriving, working and living in Newfoundland and Labrador that goes back many generations. This realization underscores the importance of whose lens we use to review history and serves as a jumping-off point for a conversation about Black material culture, archives, and how to honour underrepresented histories.

Multidisciplinary scholar and artist Dr. Afua Cooper, media and performance artist Dr. Camille Turner and artist-curator and author Bushra Junaid discuss the importance of revisiting and reframing history through the lived experiences of all the communities that make up Atlantic Canada.

About this event's guests:

Dr. Afua Cooper Dr. Camille Turner Bushra Junaid


This event is part of TPL's Black History Programming.
Presenting Sponsor of Heritage Programs: TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment.


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