February is Black History Month. To celebrate, the City of Toronto Archives is hosting an evening with Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost on February 5. She is the winner of the 2007 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction for I’ve Got a Home in Gloryland: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad, which tells the story of two slaves who escaped to Canada in 1833. In an illustrated presentation entitled Fugitive Sources: Finding Clues to our African-Canadian Past, Dr. Frost will recount the 20-plus years she spent researching the book in various archives. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion between Dr. Frost and CBC radio personality Garvia Bailey, then a Q & A with the audience.
Although admission is free, space is limited and a spot can be reserved by emailing [email protected] or calling 416-392-0558. It begins at 7 p.m. and takes place at the City of Toronto Archives (255 Spadina Road).
Photo from the City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 71.