The Wilberforce University Choir opens the North American Black Historical Museum’s fourth-annual Freedom Landing Festival weekend with a concert Friday, Feb. 1, at St. John the Baptist Church, 225 Brock St.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $20 and are available online at www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org or at the museum, 277 King St.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Freedom Landing Festival Black History Forum will kick off with a presentation by historian Bryan Prince at 10:15 a.m., at the museum.
The all-day event also includes talks by Roy Finkenbine, University of Detroit Mercy, Harvey A. Whitfield, University of Vermont and poet Amina Abdulle. Topics include the history of freedom seekers heading to Southwestern Ontario in the 1820s, an examination of the push to end slavery in the Maritimes and finding the African within the Canadian.
The day wraps up with a performance of the music of Shelton Brooks by musician Christopher Nease, with Heidi Toffin as Sophie Tucker.
Tickets for the forum are $40, lunch included. To register, call 519-726-5433.