The 1920s have been touted the golden era of jazz and Black history in Montreal. Yet, this period in Black Canadian art histories remains largely unknown. As a first step towards shedding some light on this period in Black Canadian art history, this article uses what I term Black Feminist Art Historical (BFAH) praxis to discuss some visual art practices undoubtedly active alongside well-known jazz musicians and cultural producers in 1920s Montreal.
Black Gold by Dr. Joana Joachim
Peer-reviewed article by Dr. Joana Joachim
Published in Canadian Journal of History /Annales canadiennes d’histoire special theme issue: “Black Canadian Creativity, Expressive Cultures, and Narratives of Space and Place,” Vol. 56 Issue 3 (2021)