My guest today is Jennifer Dow, local historian and curator of the exhibition We Were Here: A Portrait of Daily Life in New Brunswick’s Black Community (1850-1960). This exhibit tells the story of the everyday lives of Black New Brunswickers and features photographs and documents from the Provincial Archives as well as from the private collection of Jennifer Dow, a Black historian, genealogist, and a founding member of REACH in New Brunswick (Remembering Each African Cemetery’s History in New Brunswick).
Jennifer is a sixth generation descendant of early Black settlers in New Brunswick and is deeply committed to tracing the history and lineage of these settlers and ensuring that their existence in New Brunswick is not forgotten.
We Were Here: A Portrait of Daily Life in New Brunswick’s Black Community (1850-1960) will be on view in the West Gallery and opens on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. This exhibit can also be viewed online.
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