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I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices

I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices

By Donna Paris
Black Canadians from across Canada using their voices to tell their stories. Brought to you by In The Black:Canada and DeeP Visions Media and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The host is Nova Scotia born Donna Paris and if you want to know more about her and the I Am Black History Project check out her web site at www.intheblackcanada.ca. Donna wants Black people to take their place in Canadian history and for all Canadians to hear their stories so be sure to be in touch at intheblackcanada@gmail.com.
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I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Elise Harding Davis - Part 2
This is the fifth episode of I Am Black History brought to you by InTheBlack:Canada (ITBC), DeeP Visions Media, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In this episode we continue our conversation with Elise Harding-Davis as she shares more Black history and her journey of bringing Black history to all Canadians. Elise also talks about the work she has done around recovering Black cemeteries which she documented in her book, The Colours of Essex County. Elise also talks about her determination that things will be different for her grandchildren and her certainty that someday Canada will apologize for its role in slavery. 
29:59
April 12, 2021
I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Elise Harding-Davis - Part 1
This is the fourth episode of I Am Black History brought to you by InTheBlack:Canada (ITBC), DeeP Visions Media, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In this episode meet a Canadian treasure - Elise Harding-Davis. Elise was born in Windsor Ontario and can trace both sides of her family back many generations. Elise says she was raised to be the griot for her people and can't imagine doing anything else. She was the first Black female curator of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and for 32 years used that platform to tell the untold often hidden stories of Black Canadians. Elise says that without Black history, Canadian history is incomplete. Elise had so much to share that she will also be featured on episode 5 scheduled for publication on April 12th.
28:40
March 22, 2021
I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Chad Lucas
This is the third episode of I Am Black History brought to you by InTheBlack:Canada (ITBC), DeeP Visions Media, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In this episode meet Chad Lucas who was born in Lucasville Nova Scotia and who can trace both sides of his mixed race family back many generations. Chad shares his thoughts about racism in Canada, the continued struggles of Black and Indigenous people in this country, and the importance of telling the whole story. Chad's novel for 10-14 year olds - Thanks A Lot Universe -  is due to be published in May 2021.
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March 1, 2021
I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Dionne Joseph
This is the second episode of I Am Black History brought to you by In The Black:Canada, DeeP Visions Media, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In this episode, meet Dionne Joseph who was born in Windsor, ON. Dionne can trace her heritage from an enslaved Black man from a Virginia plantation who married a White Scottish indentured servant  to her Great Grandfather owning the first hotel owned by Blacks in Windsor. She also talks about growing up in a family that celebrates blackness, how her experiences of being Black/Mixed Race changed as she moved to different parts of Canada, and her poem titled Whole she wrote in response to the racial tensions in the summer of 2020. 
33:40
February 8, 2021
I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Leonard Paris
This is the first episode of I Am Black History brought to you by In The Black:Canada, DeeP Visions Media, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In this episode meet Leonard Paris author of Jim Crow Also Lived Here a memoir of Len's life of growing up Black and poor in Priestville Nova Scotia just outside of New Glasgow. Len will share how he came to write the book, how memories of racism can affect you long after you have experienced them, and the intersectionality of race, poverty, and structural racism. 
33:52
January 18, 2021
I Am Black History (ITBC) - Our Stories, Our Voices - Trailer
This is the trailer for a new podcast starting in mid-January 2021 about Black Canadians from across Canada using their voices to tell their stories. Brought to you by In The Black:Canada and DeeP Visions Media and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The host is Nova Scotia born Donna Paris and if you want to know more about her and the I Am Black History Project check out her web site at www.intheblackcanada.ca.  Donna wants Black people to take their place in Canadian history and for all Canadians to hear their stories so be sure to be in touch at intheblackcanada@gmail.com.
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December 30, 2020