November 27, 2022

Black History

Edward Mitchell Bannister
Black History, Biography, History

Edward Mitchell Bannister

Edward Mitchell Bannister was born in 1828 in St. Andrews. His father was a native of Barbados, West Indies. The racial identity of Bannister’s mother, Hannah Alexander Bannister, who lived in New Brunswick and whom Bannister credited with fostering his…

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James Gordon
Black History, Biography

James Gordon

James Gordon was born in New Brunswick between 1801 and 1803. While the identity of his parents is currently unknown, it is believed they came to Canada with the Loyalists either as slaves or free Blacks. James Gordon married Sarah…

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Eldridge Eatman
Black History, Biography, Sports

Eldridge Eatman

Eldridge Eatman was born in 1880 outside Fredericton and lived most of his life in Saint John. He was a world-champion sprinter and first world war veteran.  Thirty years before Jesse Owens became the fastest man in the world, that title…

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