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/
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Additional ArchivesCheck our other resources here:
Canadian Olympians – Library and Archives Canada
The Black & African-Caribbean community in Canada – York University Archives
“I’m Glad That Someone Is Telling the Nursing Story”: Writing Black Canadian Women’s History – Journal of Black Studies, Karen Flynn
Ottawa’s Caribbean Domestic Pioneers – Capital Heritage Connexion
A Visual Timeline of Caregiving Work in Canada – Graphic History Collective