October 5, 2022

black history

Caleb Jones
Biography, Black History, History

Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones was a slave owner and office holder. Born in 1743, probably in Maryland. He married Elizabeth in Saint Marys parish. At the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War Caleb Jones was a planter and slave owner and the sheriff…

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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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The Blacks of St. Andrews
Black History

The Blacks of St. Andrews

St. Andrews had a black population from its founding in 1783, but very little is known about these people. There was no local newspaper until 1818, and no local news in these papers, hardly, until 1840. Even then, there would…

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