Brock community celebrates Black history in Niagara

Brock students, staff and faculty from the Seedling for Change in History Brock Collective (SCH) went to the R. Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel British Methodist Episcopal Church in Niagara Falls to celebrate Black history and heritage on Sunday, Feb. 9. A special service, led by Reverend Lois Dix, was followed by a gospel concert to raise funds to restore and preserve the Chapel built in 1836 and national historic site on the Underground Railroad. Students enrolled in HIST 3P00 (Ideas and Culture Since 1800) and HIST 2P09 (Modern Latin America) also had the opportunity to meet local historian, curator, advocate and educator of Black history in Niagara, Wilma Morrison, and watched the film 'Wilma: The Story of a Black Canadian." This was the second of three SCH field trips celebrating African Heritage Month and funded by the Faculty of Humanities.