“Exploring Black Harbour” with Xaiver Campbell and Heather Barrett
February 27, 2024
WritersNL is proud to announce our latest event, “Exploring Black Harbour” with Xaiver Campbell and Heather Barrett!
Join Xaiver Campbell and Heather Barrett on February 27, 2024 for an online presentation about the making of Black Harbour.
Heather Barrett and Xaiver Michael Campbell will lead a conversation about the making of Black Harbour, and their exploration of the lives of Black people, enslaved and free, in Newfoundland and Labrador over the centuries.
Xaiver and Heather are the authors of “Black Harbour: Slavery and the Forgotten Histories of Black People in Newfoundland & Labrador,” published by Boulder Books.
This free virtual event is open to WritersNL Members and the general public.
🎟 Register via Eventbrite to attend: https://black-harbour.eventbrite.ca
About “Black Harbour: Slavery and the Forgotten Histories of Black People in Newfoundland & Labrador”:
It has been largely assumed that Black people are only recently settlers in Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, the sordid history of Black slavery within the British colony—and the role of Newfoundland merchant families in promoting the trade in human beings—has been denied, obscured and forgotten.
With contributions from historians, folklorists and other experts, Xaiver Campbell and Heather Barrett discover a Black population was present in early Newfoundland and Labrador, and that some of this history is rooted in the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade.
Part personal commentary, part documentary, Black Harbour is an illuminating, important, and sometimes uncomfortable exploration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s colonial history—and what it means to those who live here today
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February 27, 2024