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Jan. 29, 2016

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Jan. 29, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Black History Month is celebrated annually during the month of February in both Canada and the United States to celebrate and recognize the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians and Americans.

The following Laurier expert is available to comment on Black History Month:

Dana E. Weiner, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on race and rights in 19th century United States. Weiner specializes in African American rights and activism in the Midwest and west, as well as the anti-slavery movement. Her current research is in African American citizenship activism in California during the 19th century, which encompasses efforts to remove racist laws through the United States Civil War. Contact information: 519-884-0710 ext. 2092 or

Weiner is available for comment on:

  • African American history, especially in the Old Northwest, U.S. Midwest and west
  • The history of slavery in the U.S.
  • African American women’s and gender history
  • The history of activism, early reform movements and grassroots politics
  • Pre-1900 race, rights and citizenship in the U.S.
  • Antislavery and abolition.

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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