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Direct Descendants and Community Friends of the Early Black Settlers of Grey Bruce

An afternoon of art, words, music and conversation about the history of early black settlers in the region.

Saturday, October 14th, 1 - 4 pm

The Direct Descendants and Community Friends of Negro Creek is a grassroots organisation that is working to erect a physical memorial in honour of their historic contributions. 

CLICK HERE to make a donation toward the memorial project.

The Earliest Black Settlers of the

Negro Creek Area:


Lewis And Caroline (Catherine) Armstrong

Fielder And Anne (Pearce) Bowie

Isaiah And Catherine (Miller) Chuckee

James And Ellen Douglas

William And Maria (Barnes) Gordon

Elias And Louisa (Douglas) Earlls

Henry And Priscilla Miller

Thomas Henry Miller Sr

Gasaway And Milinda (Thomas) Ross

Scott And Rachel (Miller) White

William And Jane Woods

On view at the Durham Art Gallery:
Cry Freedom, Never the Blues
an exhibition by Tony Miller

Event Program

Jennifer Norman


Rob Green

Introduction of the speakers

Tony Miller

Reflections on methodology and inspiration for making historic and ancestral pieces of art.

Sylvia and Carolynn Wilson

The work and history of the fight to save the name, Negro Creek Road

Nancy Lee

Early Black Settlers on Negro Creek

Gael Jackson

Selected readings

Jason Hayes

Reflections by a community friend from Burdock Grove Farm, Negro Creek Road and Conc. 2

Rob Green

Musical performance

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