Councillor Rawlson King, 2nd left, was among the visitors from Ottawa, seen here with stage actors from Upper Canada Village

Saturday 25 May 2024

Ottawa’s Black community participates in historic event

by Godwin Ifedi, Editor

Morrisburg, ON – Upper Canada Village officially opened a new permanent exhibit that focuses on local Black history of what was then Upper Canada in the 1860s. The exhibit shares the context of the area’s Black population and tells the personal stories of some of the prominent Black figures who helped shape the Upper Canada region. It is a celebration of Black History, Black Heritage, and Black Achievement. 

Bus loads of African Canadians from the national capital made the trip to Morrisburg to participate in this historic event. They included Councillor Rawlson King, and leaders and members of Black History Ottawa, Jaku Konbit, Flo’s Seniors and Youth Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (YOCISO).

A bus load of youth from YOCISO was there

Photo credits: Sean Foyn, Catherine Kizito and Sali Abou-Chahine