A new project in east Vancouver aims to collect and remember one neighbourhood’s black history. The project starts with an online map and leads to videos that detail the black history of a number of iconic intersections.
It’s called Black Strathcona: One Community, Six Decades, Ten stories.
The project was conceived by filmmaker Gordon McLennan over ten years ago and was brought to fruition with the help of author, historian and poet Wayde Compton, and local artist Esther Rausenberg. The project launch happened on February 22, 2014 across the street from Hogan’s Alley.