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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Mary Ann Shadd Cary: A Bicentennial Celebration


History & heritage Interdisciplinary Writing & literature
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ArtSpeak Gallery

1942 Wyandotte Street East

Windsor, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join the Arts Council of Windsor & Region, the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, and Literary Arts Windsor for a bicentennial celebration of former Windsor resident and international trailblazer Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893). Planned activities at the ArtSpeak Gallery (1942 Wyandotte St. E.) will include a multimedia installation honouring Mary Ann Shadd Cary's life and legacy, particularly her efforts in Windsor; and a Liberatory Tea Party consisting of a poetry reading and discussion.

The installation will be in place October 9th to 14th; the special after hours event, "Liberatory Tea Party," will be happening on Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Also, on Thursday, October 12th CJAM Radio will be at the gallery playing music inspired by the exhibition. Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.



Essex County Black Historical Research Society & Literary Arts Windsor

The Essex County Black Historical Research Society brings together individuals interested in the research, preservation, promotion and advancement of the Black (African-Canadian) history of the Windsor-Essex County area. Information is presented and discussed relating primarily to Blacks in Essex County. The ECBHRS encourages and stimulates interest within the community in the Black history of Windsor and Essex County and surrounding area and cooperates with other historical societies, museums and related organizations.

Literary Arts Windsor: Promotion, Performance, Publishing is to introduce Canadian books and authors to residents and students of Windsor and south-western Ontario in such a way as to inspire them to recognize, read, and celebrate Canadian authors.


Irene Moore Davis