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2019 Webster Library Exhibitions

Waves of resistance

Annotated photograph of a cheery Louis Armstrong posing with trumpet

Waves of Resistance
January 29 – February 28, 2019
Webster Library entrance staircase and 2nd floor vitrines

Waves of Resistance presents a visual, auditory and historical timeline of key threads of Black resistance and achievement before, during and after the Sir George Williams Affair of 1969 – from the Haitian Revolution of 1804 to the Black Lives Matter movement beginning in 2013.

Organized by students enrolled in the Feminist University Seminar from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Waves of Resistance complemented the exhibition Protests & Pedagogy at Concordia University’s 4th Space. The Library exhibition includes a range of publications, images, music, soundscapes, poetry, and oral histories from various sources including the Library’s Media Collection and the Special Collections.

Students: Mitchell Rae Cousineau, Ellen Furey, Rebecca Gaëlle Joachim, Katherine Obeda, Giulia Alvarez Soto
Coordinator: Anthony Mclachlan
Faculty supervisor: Nalini Mohibar
Image credit: Louis Armstrong, Undated newspaper clipping, ca. 1920s, Myron Sutton fonds, P010-SB2-55A1, Concordia University Library, Special Collections

Waves of Resistance runs until the end of February, in recognition of Black History Month.

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