September 30, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Black Heritage Society
Guelph, 83 Essex St. N1H3K9
The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and OPIRG Guelph present an evening with Tony Miller, author of “Daddy Hall”.
“Daddy Hall” is a striking visual saga in linocuts of the life of John ‘Daddy’ Hall, a man of Mohawk and African-American descent who survived war, capture and slavery to become a pillar of the community in nineteenth-century Owen Sound, Ontario.
Doors open at 6:00 pm followed by a presentation and Q&A starting at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation $10.
Tony Miller is a Canadian painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born and raised in Owen Sound, his experiences facing racism and poverty instilled in him a fascination with his African roots. His art reflects his appreciation of the beauty of many cultures and seeks to explore the effects of past and present on the human race.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the ongoing Rampin’ it Up! Campaign to make Heritage Hall accessible. Heritage Hall, located at 83 Essex Street, was formerly known as the British Methodist Episcopal Church, a significant destination on the 19th century “Underground Railroad” slave escape route. Since 2011, the Guelph Black Heritage Society has striven to create a cultural, historical and social community centre at Heritage Hall. Community rentals help support the hall. Greater access will ramp up that support and enhance the versatility of Heritage Hall.
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