EXHIBIT: We Were Here: A portrait of New Brunswick’s Black community, 1850-1960

NOTE: The UNB Art Centre is closed for the rest of today, Friday, February 17th, due to the weather conditions. The opening that was scheduled to happen tonight, We Were Here: A Portrait of New Brunswick’s Black Community 1850-1960, is now rescheduled for next Friday, February 24, 5-7pm.

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. She has worked as a consultant on developing curriculum and teaching resources for schools in New Brunswick, she has worked with the Fredericton Regional Museum to develop the exhibition Early Black History, and with the UNB Art Centre on Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers. She is also a founding member of the New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA).

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