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Historian Dorothy Williams at Victoria Hall

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--October 18, 2017.

larger_img_0418.jpgOn Tuesday, October 17, Dr. Dorothy Williams, noted historian of Montreal’s Black community and a director of QAHN, gave an informative lecture to the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal at Victoria Hall in Westmount. The topic of her talk was “Little Burgundy and Black Settlement in Montreal.”

Dr. Williams traced the growth, the flourishing, and the eventual decline of the Black community in the St. Antoine Street area, from the times of the railway porters to the dispersion of this always very diverse community throughout Montreal.

Following her talk, Dr. Williams answered questions from the audience and signed copies of her book, Blacks in Montreal 1628-1986: An Urban Demography.