In recognition of Black History Month, click here to read all about the Blackburn family, neighbours of Enoch Turner.
Written by Hilary J. Dawson
Thornton and Lucie Blackburn are buried at the Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. Alfred and Thornton’s mother Sibby is buried with them. So, too, is Ann Maria Jackson, mother of Toronto’s first black postman. Photo: Karolyn Smardz Frost
Join Coralina R. Lemos for the launch of her first book, “Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It”. After years of research, Lemos shares her knowledge of the neighbourhood, its people, establishments, and institutions. The book includes the history behind thirty-eight street names, over 90 images, and a deeper look into the areas built history – many explored for the first time. For more information about the book or the author, visit: corktownhistory.com
Doors open at 6:45pm. Presentation begins at 7:30pm.
On November 14, please join us at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse for the first talk in our education series.
This first in a series of four panel sessions is an in-depth discussion of the aims of public schooling. Distinguished historian Paul Axelrod sets the context by recalling the origins of public schooling in Canada.
The panel includes:
Annie Kidder, Executive Director of the advocacy organization, People for Education
Jonathan Kakegamic, Principal of First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto
Steve Alsop, Professor of education, science, and environmental sustainability, York University
Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Session starts at 7 pm.
Refund Policy Not applicable.
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