This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell Author: Steven High Dr. Steven High is a professor of history at Concordia University and a founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, community-engaged research, as well as oral history methodology and ethics. He is currently President of the Canadian Historical Association (2021-23). He has published extensively on deindustrialization and the postindustrial transformation of North American cities. His first book, Industrial Sunset: the Making of North America’s Rust Belt (UTP, 2003), won awards from the American Historical Association, the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, and the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Date: 6 June, 2022
Key Topics: Canadian History
It was in 1946 that Jackie Robinson played his extraordinary summer of baseball with the Triple A Montreal Royals affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the year prior to his 1947 breakthrough as America’s first ever Black player in Major League Baseball. Robinson’s achievement is a seminal event in the history of the sport that was described as America’s favourite pastime. But breaking baseball’s colour barrier was also a transformational event in the advancement of the civil rights movement in the United States. A decade before Rosa Parks went down in history for her heroic 1955 refusal to give up her seat and move to the back of a Montgomery city bus, Robinson refused to give up his seat and move to the back of a US Army bus when ordered to do so. Twentieth-century civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. described Jackie Robinson as an important contributor to his extraordinary achievements.
Contributors: Randy Boswell, Jan Kestle, Dylan Saunders, Raymond Théberge, Musah Khalid, Michael Haan, Martha Patterson, Katherine Wall, Robert Talbot, Doug Norris, Sen. Donna Dasko, Myriam Hazel, Gustave Goldmann, Jack Jedwab
Date: 25 June, 2019
Date: 13 November, 2018
Contributors: Randy Boswell, Monica MacDonald, Jack Jedwab, Morton Weinfeld, Madeline Ziniak, Linton Garner, Myer Siemiatycki, Avvy Go, Dora Nipp, Timothy J. Stanley, Steve Schwinghamer, Ratna Ghosh, Victor Armony, Farid Rohani
Contributors: Randy Boswell, Jocelyn Maclure, Jean Teillet, Jack Jedwab, Sebastein Grammond, Kathleen Mahoney, Avigail Eisenberg, Tom Flanagan, Charmaine A. Nelson
Date: 13 July, 2016