November 25, 2022

Biography

Willie O’Ree
Biography, Black History, Sports, Video

Willie O’Ree

Willie O'Ree was born October 15, 1935 in Fredericton. A graduate of the New Brunswick Amateur Hockey Association, O'Ree who was known for his speed and checking abilities throughout his career was a threat every time he touched the ice. …

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Kassim Doumbia Kassim Doumbia, maire de Shippagan - Photo gracieuseté.
Black History, Biography

Kassim Doumbia

Despite being born in Ivory Coast, and raised in Senegal, Kassim Doumbia returned to his birth country in 1999. After high school graduation he considered North America as a destination to pursue higher education. A friend who was studying at…

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Abraham Beverley Walker
Black History, Biography, History

Abraham Beverley Walker

Abraham Beverley Walker, lawyer and journalist was born in 1851 in Belleisle and was the son of William Walker and Patience Taylor. Walker was Canada's First Canadian-Born Black lawyer (1881) , the first law student of any colour enrolled at UNB,…

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James Bohee
Black History, Biography, Show Business

James Bohee

James Bohee was born in Indiantown, a Saint John neighbourhood on December 8th, 1844 and died in South Wales on December 8th, 1897. James was an Afro-Canadian song and dance artist, composer, instrumentalist and theatrical manager. Both James and his…

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