Walk to Freedom

In light of Black History Month, the Anti-Violence Network of McMaster University is hosting The Walk to Freedom: Martin Luther King, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and why it Matters Today on February 12th at 2:30 PM. Stop by to watch a film from 1955 followed by a discussion lead by Professor Paul Dekar and Kojo Damptey.

Check out some other Black History Month Events happening in the Hamilton area:

  • Griffin House National Historic Site will be hosting a black history hike on February 21st at 1:00 PM. Starting at the Hermitage parking lot on Sulphur Springs Road, the group will hike to Griffin House where information about its history will be given as attendees sip on hot apple cider.
  • On February 25th at 8:00 PM, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is hosting La musique du Coeur, an evening of music. Featured musicians include, Saidah Baba Talibah, Sharon Musgrave and Njacko Backo.
  • At Ancaster’s Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, the Under Cover textile exhibition has been launched. The exhibition features quilts and coverings from the Fieldcote collection as well as African fabric art from the Grandmothers of Steel. For those who don’t know, Grandmothers of Steel is an organization that assists African grandmothers raising grandchildren whose parents died of AIDS.