This Canadian won a global art prize in 1876. When the judges found out he was Black, they tried to reverse it

Written by on November 22, 2023

Black Life: Untold Stories reframes the rich and complex histories of Black people in Canada, dispelling commonly accepted myths and celebrating the contributions of both famous and lesser-known individuals. The eight-part series spans more than 400 years with an eye toward contemporary issues, culture, politics, music, art and sports.

This article is by art history professor Charmaine A. Nelson. Nelson . . .

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