This week Matthew welcomes Heritage Mississauga Resource Centre Assistant Justine Lyn, who has embarked on an extensive project to research Black History in Mississauga.
Justine discusses some of the challenges, and errors, that she has encountered while researching census records and archives as well as explores the records and literature left by settlers themselves that recount the experiences of Black settlers, slaves, fugitives, and freedom seekers in their own words.
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#ApartTogether we continue to discover the incredible stories of Black History in Mississauga.
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We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.
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