Category Archives: Black History

It’s the REAL McCoy!


In honor of Black History Month, I give you the story of the great locally born inventor – Elijah McCoy. On either May 2, 1843 or 1844 (depending on the source) a new baby boy was born free in Colchester, … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, People, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Did Sammy Davis Jr. Think?


Louise Jones, proprietor of the always intriguing vintage resale store, Jones & Co, located in Olde Walkerville on Wyandotte near Chilver, has an unusual find in her shop: a pair of “blackamoors” that once stood at the entrance of the … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Lost Buildings, People, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mary Ann Shadd Opened a School in Windsor for Black Refugees in 1850s


Mary Ann Shadd was born in 1823 to a family of free black abolitionists in the slave state of Delaware. She became a teacher at 16 and established or taught in schools for black children in several free and slave … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, People, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hello Windsor History Fans!


  North Entrance of Willistead Park, Windsor, Ontario, before wrought iron fence installed around entire park, circa 1910           Hey, it’s Elaine, of Walkerville Publishing. You may remember when we produced “The Walkerville Times” and then … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Fashion, Lost Buildings, People, The Straits, Walkerville, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments