Hogan’s Alley

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This location is part of the Black Strathcona project. See more at http://blackstrathcona.com/#hogans-alley 1895: A comic strip called “Hogan’s Alley” represents a rowdy New York City working class neighborhood. 1910: In Strathcona, a narrow lane running from Main to Jackson between Union and Prior is called Hogan’s Alley. Its residents are black, Asian, Italian and Chinese. 1939: Newspaper […]


Fountain Chapel

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This location is the from the Black Strathcona project. See more http://blackstrathcona.com/#fountain-chapel 1918: The black community, including Nora Hendrix, raise money to purchase their own church – the Fountain Chapel at 323 Jackson. 1920: The Fountain Chapel choir performs at the Avenue Theater at 711 Main. 1923: The Fountain Chapel congregation ensures a fair trial for Fred Deal, a […]


Jim & Nora

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This location is part of the Black Strathcona project. See more at http://blackstrathcona.com/#jimi-and-nora 1949: Jimi Hendrix, age 7, lives with his grandmother Nora Hendrix and attends school at the Dawson Annex. 1968: Jimi Hendrix plays the Pacific Coliseum and acknowledges his grandmother Nora in the audience. 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies in London.


Militant Mothers

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Part of the Black Strathcona project — see http://blackstrathcona.com/#militant-mothers for more. 1971: The Militant Mothers, including Carolyn Jerome, demand a pedestrian overpass be built so their children don’t have to cross railroad tracks to get to school.  


Barbara Howard

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Part of the Black Strathcona project — see more at http://blackstrathcona.com/#barbara-howard 1938: Barbara Howard, age 17, becomes the first black female athlete to represent Canada in international competition at the British Empire Games in Australia. 1948: Barbara Howard becomes the first visible minority hired by the Vancouver School Board and teaches physical education at Strathcona School. 2012: Barbara […]


Ernie King

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Part of the Black Strathcona project — see http://blackstrathcona.com/#ernie-king for more information. 1929: Ernie King, age 6, arrives with his mother from Alberta. 1957: Ernie King opens the Harlem Nocturne Cabaret at 343 East Hastings. Leonard Gibson stages floor shows and introduces the limbo. 1969: Ernie King founds the Sepia Players Theater Company.  


*Xtra! West

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Gay and lesbian newspaper founded july 1993, final print in february 2015 Written by gay men and women in gay-oriented paper to predominantly gay readership A lot centring on how liquor laws in vancouver were affecting the gay community (eg. for bars) The enemy is city hall, they are resisting laws that would damage their […]


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