Book Launch: The Journey Continues: An Atlantic Canadian Black Experience

Award winning author and RCMP officer, Craig Marshall Smith, will read from his newest book Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm at Fredericton Public Library on Carleton Street. The Journey Continues: An Atlantic Canadian Black Experience documents the rich, vibrant and untold stories of the history of people of African descent in the Maritimes. Written in a chronological time line, it extends beyond historical facts and provides the reader with engaging stories of how people of African descent struggled to survive and thrive in Atlantic Canada. The book celebrates the numerous communities and individuals that excelled, within the context of adversity, presenting many unknown facts about Blacks in Eastern Canada. Following the reading, Mr. Smith will be available for discussion and book signing.

Online article:  “Mountie, author quenches thirst  for black history” by Samantha Chown

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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