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May 13th, 2023
May 13th, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Early Black Settlers of Negro Creek

Join the Direct Descendants and Community Friends of Negro Creek in the Grey Roots Theatre, as they present The Early Black Settlers of Negro Creek.

Genealogist researcher Nancy Lee will share her research on some of the first families who came to the area, author Gael Jackson will read from her recently released book on Father Thomas Miller, artist Tony Miller will discuss the paintings he has created about his Negro Creek ancestors, and singer-songwriter Rob Green along with museum curators, Carolynn and Sylvia Wilson, will speak about the advocacy activities of the group.

Through words, images and song, this event celebrates the Negro Creek settlement and the work of descendants to commemorate this important history in Grey County.

The event runs Saturday May 13, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Admission is free.

The Arrivals, painted by Tony Miller

The Arrivals, a painting by Tony Miller, is based on a 1903 photograph from the Grey Roots Archives taken in the Negro Creek area. It features members of the Miller and Douglas families, some of the earliest settlers in the region.


Thank you to event sponsor, the Jean Augustine Chair In Education, Community & Diaspora, Faculty of Education, York University and to Tony Miller for the use of his painting the Arrivals.

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