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We Were Here: Documenting Windsor's McDougall Street Corridor



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.


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