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  • We Were Here: Documenting Windsor's McDougall Street Corridor

    Welcome to the McDougall Street Corridor in downtown Windsor, Ontario. Though only a few traces of this once vibrant, bustling Black neighbourhood remain, the community’s legacy remains strong. The story of the McDougall Street Corridor showcases this city’s rich Black history but also demonstrates the devastating impacts of city planning and urban renewal efforts on a historic neighbourhood. We Were Here offers a collection of essays, images, maps, artifacts, and documents that depict this community, and invites you to learn more about a vital chapter in Canadian history. The We Were Here: Recovering the Stories of Windsor's McDougall Street Corridor digital exhibit is a collaboration between the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library, their Archives and Special Collections and their Centre for Digital Scholarship.
  • The North Was Our Canaan: Exploring Sandwich Town's Underground Railroad History

    The North Was Our Canaan takes us along the banks of the Detroit River, through the streets of Sandwich, to end up at Sandwich First Baptist Church, a congregation whose roots extend back to the 1820s.
  • Breaking the Colour Barrier

    Breaking the Colour Barrier: tells the story of Wilfred "Boomer" Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, who in 1934 became the first Black baseball team to win a provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association championship.