Searching for Heroines: Black Women and Community in 19th Century Hamilton-Wentworth

Searching for Heroines needs a brief description.  This talk took place on January 31, 2012, at St. Lawrence Hall.

Adrienne Shadd is a researcher, historian and author of several books on the history of Black people and communities in Canada. Her latest book, The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton was published by Dundurn Press.

St. Lawrence Hall was built in 1850 as a space for public meetings, concerts, and exhibitions.  The City of Toronto restored the hall in 1967 to mark the national Centennial.  For more information visit St. Lawrence Hall.

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Suggested bibliography

  • The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton, by Adrienne Shadd (Hamilton: Dundurn Press, 2010)
  • “We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up”: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History, coordinator Peggy Bristow (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994)