How can bringing in intergenerational stories help deepen our understanding of sport?

Join Dr. Jenny Ellison (Canadian Museum of History) as she shares artifacts from world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien, which are now in the Canadian Museum of History’s collection. From shoes, to luggage tags, to home photos of her childhood bedroom, Dr. Ellison brought familiar, yet juxtaposed, artifacts together to tell Perdita’s story of the highs and lows of sport.

This conversation touches upon themes such as intergenerational communities and challenges, Caribbean Canadians’ contributions to the 20th century, and the ways ordinary school activities – like track and field days – can result in finding extraordinary talents.

This video is the first of two summer-theme conversations that we partnered with NiCHE-Canada. NiCHE, or the Network in Canadian History & Environment, is a Canadian-based network of researchers and educators who work at the intersection of nature and history.

Learn more about their work at: https://niche-canada.org/

Perdita’s story doesn’t stop or end at her greatest victories or biggest challenges, it is an intergenerational story that is continuing to take shape - Dr. Jenny Ellison