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WHERE THEY STOOD examines the Black history of Montreal to tell the stories of those who made a thriving community possible.
A collaborative work by young Black writers and the Black Community Resource Centre, WHERE THEY STOOD examines history beyond racism and slavery to reveal the inspiring story of Montreal's English-speaking Black community. In this collection, nine writers explore the rich histories of the immigrants, labourers and activists who built the cultural, social and political community that exists to this day. By highlighting Black achievement and perseverance, these essays reimagine what possibilities may lie ahead. Where They Stood is a story of positivity, triumph, and joy.
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. African & African American Studies.
The Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC), founded in 1995, is a growing resource-based not-for-profit organization located in Montreal, Quebec. The BCRC is a leader and advocate whose priority is to promote and support the well-being and success of the English-speaking Black community in Quebec, as well as serving other marginalized groups. Its mission is to provide support services to individuals and communities, identify and remove barriers to access to employment, and help visible minority youth rekindle their dreams and achieve their full potential.