Past, present and future of Black people in Newfoundland and Labrador

What do we need to learn about the past to move into a better future?

Afua Cooper is a professor for Black studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She says most people are surprised when they hear about Black history in Newfoundland and Labrador. Submitted photo
Afua Cooper is a professor for Black studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She says most people are surprised when they hear about the history of Black people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Submitted photo

Henrike Wilhelm
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While a lot of people know about the importance of cod and screech for Newfoundland and Labrador’s identity and economy, not many might be aware that these two items were crucial in the slave trade. Henrike Wilhelm speaks to Afua Cooper, professor for Black studies at Dalhousie University, and the co-founders of Black Lives Matter NL, Precious Familusi and Brian Amadi, about the past, present and future of Black Canadians in the province.

About Henrike Wilhelm 10 Articles
Student journalist in my second year at CNA. International student from Germany living in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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