Symposium: Black Migration and British Columbia

In 1858, an estimated 800 men, women and children of African descent came to British Columbia. Questions include why they came, what was their impact, why many left, where they traveled and many others. This symposium presents continuing research that reveals informative insights on this period of Black history.
Speakers: Dr. Adam Arenson, Professor of History at Manhattan College; Sherry Edmunds-Flett, doctoral candidate in History, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Stacey Smith, Associate Professor of History, Oregon State University.
Moderator: Dr. Dana Elizabeth Weiner, Associate Professor of History, Wilfrid Laurier University. Commentator: Dr. John Lutz, Professor of History, University of Victoria