Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers Exhibit and Film Series 

Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers Exhibit and Film Series 

The UNB Art Centre is pleased to present Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers, a program of exhibits and films designed to showcase and honour the everyday experiences of Black New Brunswickers. The exhibition runs January 15 through March 1 with the opening on Friday, February 9 at 5:00 pm. This exhibit is a project commemorating Black History Month, a time set aside to celebrate Black achievement and to acknowledge that the struggle for recognition and equality happens every day.

This collection of portraits and biographies has been an ongoing project for the UNB Art Centre. This year nine new portrait panels have been added and now include Carol Howe, David Peters, Carl Howe, Terry Dymond, Chester Eatmon, Gabriel Johnson, Randolph George Hope, and Carl White.

Additionally, banners highlighting some of the individuals honoured in the panels will be on display along Regent and Westmorland Streets in Fredericton throughout February again this year.

This year’s film series, presented in partnership with the New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance, is every Tuesday in Feb. at 7:30 pm in room 261 Marshall D’Avray Hall, on the UNB Fredericton campus.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 

Oscar (12:00)                                   By Marie-Josée Saint Pierre (2016)

The World is Ours (21:30)              By Nadia Louis-Desmarchais (2023)

Bonum (12:00)                                 By Sabrina Naz Comănescu (2017)

Speakers for the Dead (49:00)      By David Sutherland & Jennifer Holness (2000)  


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 

I Made a Vow (51:00)                                 By Juanita Peters 

Portia White: Think on Me  (50:00)           By Sylvia Hamilton (2000)


Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024  

Two Friends (2:47)                                         By David Dairo-Singer

Blowies (17:19)                                               By Brian Carty

Pugilist Pride: The Story of Faryad Azizi (18:00)    By Gary Weekes

Echoes in the Rink: The Willie O’Ree Story (26:00)      By Errol Williams


Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024  

Triggered (24:54)                  By Carlos Anthony

John Ware Reclaimed (73:00)   By Cheryl Foggo (2020)

A discussion will take place after the screening. Admission is free.

Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers can also be viewed online at

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public.

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