This presentation features the stories of Black women teachers in 20th century Ontario. Considering that labour and employment were important markers in Black women’s lives, this presentation will rethink access to employment and uncover the ways Black women teachers crafted their professional identities. Black women’s professional career choices reflected complex negotiations that considered accreditation, geographic location, and discrimination in the workplace. As a result, teaching offered Black women a way to maximize occupational mobility within restrictive labour markets.

Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Speaker: Funké Aladejebi, PHD.
Assistant Professor, Department of History

Image Description: Judith Butterfield tutors a student in mathematics at the Black education project on College St., 1975. Toronto Star Archives, Toronto Public Library, 1975.

Meeting ID: 842 5631 3435 • Passcode: 561728

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EventONTARIO’S BLACK TEACHERS – Negotiating the politics of Black Women’s Professional Working Lives