Saturday, February 21, 2009

Black History Month: A little bit of Canadian History 2

I created this image for Black History Month, Warriors: Colours on Black Women.
Group exhibition at MosaikArt Gallery in Montreal.

Sophia Burden
The first black woman to live in what became Ontario Canada. She was born in New York State and was sold to the Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant in the 1770s, some time before the American Revolution. She became a free women in 1792, married Robert Pooley and was believed to be still alive in the early 1850s.