Slavery in Canada
Archivist Jennifer Weymark examines the history of Slavery in Canada, focusing on the too often overlooked aspect of chattel slavery in Canada, while learning more about John Baker, an enslaved man with connections to Oshawa.
February 16, 2021, 7pm
TEA & TALK
Tea & Talk from Home: Oshawa’s Black History – One Family’s Story
This lecture traces the lives of one Oshawa’s first Black families . We follow the matriarch Wealthy as she travels from Vermont, to Lower Canada and finally Upper Canada. Four generations of this family, living every day lives, have exposed the biases and prejudice of the time, but also the strength and courage of conviction they had.
February 28, 2021, 1pm
By Lisa Terech, Youth Engagement/Programs In early 2012, the Oshawa Community Archives was invited to participate in a Black History Month event at Trent University; … Continue reading “Oshawa’s Black History: One Family’s Story, Part 1”
By Lisa Terech, Youth Engagement / Programs Last week, we introduced you to the Dunbar family, its matriarch Wealthy Ann, and provided a little background … Continue reading “Oshawa’s Black History: One Family’s Story, Part II”
By Lisa Terech, Youth Engagement / Programs Welcome back to the third chapter in the story of Oshawa’s Dunbar family. Last week, I talked about … Continue reading “Oshawa’s Black History: One Family’s Story, Part III”
By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist What is implicit bias? The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University defines it as … Continue reading “Implicit Bias and the OM’s Archival Collection”
By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist History, particularly local history, plays an important role in binding a community together. A shared past helps to create ties that … Continue reading ““Benevolent Slave Owners” and Other Historical Myths”
By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist There is a saying that “history is written by the victor” and this is certainly true when it comes to Canadian … Continue reading “Ways the Oshawa Museum is Changing the Narrative”
By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist For a number of years, I have been undertaking research into early Black history in the Oshawa area. This inquiry is … Continue reading “The Importance of Continued Research”
By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist In 1981, a collection of wicker doll toys were donated to the Oshawa Museum. The donation of a tiny rocking chair, … Continue reading “The Importance of a Little Wicker Doll Set”