Concordia undergrads explore Montreal's Black history through the Negro Community Centre Archives

Living history

Mills had been working on the fonds since arriving at Concordia in 2014.

“There were more than 100 boxes worth of documents — newspapers, textual documents, reports, photographs, even objects,” she says. Mills and colleagues spent years cataloguing the contents and preparing finding aids for researchers and students.

High, meanwhile, had already been studying the city’s southwest borough, which includes Little Burgundy, and had been collaborating with Rochat, who is…

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