COLOURED WOMEN'S CLUB (WIP)
2021 - 2023
Single weft jacquard weaving, cotton threads, wooden stands, 3min23 sound piece.
Details: Archival image of the first black women's collective to be formed in Montreal in 1902. Courtesy of Union United Church and Nancy Oliver-Mackenzie.
Coloured Women's Club is named after the first collective of Black women to be formed in Montreal. In 1902, several women came together to create a collective to address the needs of migrant families. They were all involved in the creation of the Union United Church a few years later along with their spouses and other family members. Although they played a role in solidifying Montreal's Black communities, we have very little information on some of them. The few archival images and texts that can be found in the church are very pixelated and for some of them we only have a sentence or two introducing them.