Step back 35 years and take a stroll down Water Street in St. John’s with 100 found photos from 1984 in the latest edition of the Secret East archival series.
During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.
Just months before recording Dizzy Gillespie Jam live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer made a stop at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s on January 19th, 1977.
“Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.”
“In January 1964, Halifax City Council voted to authorize the relocation of Africville residents. Before this decision was made, there was no meaningful consultation with residents of Africville to gather their views.
There are many more important resources out there and we encourage everyone to seek them out, learn and contribute what you can.
We wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the fight against systemic racism and police violence, and we will do whatever we can to help amplify the voices that need to be heard. As allies, it is important for us to understand our privilege so we can learn when to use it to help, and when to get out of the way.
Missing sports during the pandemic? Craving some Newfoundland sports nostalgia? Someone just uploaded full games from the final St. John’s Maple Leafs AHL season in 2004. You’re welcome.
Recorded in 1920 and released by Okeh Records, “Crazy Blues” stands out as possibly the very first vocal blues record made by an African American woman.
The Krystals formed in 1966 when a young Dutch engineer relocated to Labrador City for work in his field, but soon found himself resuming a role in his other area of expertise: rock n’ roll.