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January 21, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto launches Black History Month with Governor General Award-winning author
  
To celebrate February as Black History Month the Toronto Archives, together with the City Manager’s Office, will host a lecture by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost, author of “I’ve Got a Home in Gloryland: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad.” The book presents the story of two fugitive slaves who escaped to Canada via the Underground Railroad in 1833, and won the 2007 Governor General’s Award for non-fiction.

Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

The evening will begin with Dr. Smardz Frost’s presentation about the researching of her book. Host Garvia Bailey from CBC radio’s “Big City, Small World,” will then lead an informal discussion, followed by questions from the audience.

More information about Black History Month events can be found at www.toronto.ca/blackhistory.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.


Media contacts:

Karen Teeple, City Archivist, 416-397-7393, kteeple@toronto.ca

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, Strategic and Corporate Policy Division, City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824, cramkhal@toronto.ca


 

 

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