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Our Stories - Remembering Niagara's Proud Black History
Norval Johnson Heritage Centre
Niagara Falls , Ontario


stories as a final stop for
Freedom Seekers travelling on
the Underground Railroad and
through the actions of the
Coloured Corps' in the War of
1812 and beyond.
   But OUR STORIES are of a
smaller scale. Entertaining
or instructive, sometimes
both at the same time, OUR

STORIES are the personally
held recollections of Black
Canadian seniors who live,
lived, or grew-up in the
Niagara Region.
   OUR STORIES bring the
daily contributions of
individuals to their
communities, small and large,
and to the development of the

greater Canadian society,
through a different lens of
recognition. OUR STORIES
were available only through
the spoken word coming from
the hearts and minds of local
Black Canadian seniors still
living in Niagara.
   Collective memory is any
set of memories passed from

one generation to the next.
A community is made up of its
collective memory. We hope
OUR STORIES will influence
your community to preserve
its heritage, and its
individuals, through YOUR

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