Dr. Charmaine Nelson, the only black Professor of Art History in Canada (McGill University, Montreal), is currently the 2017-2018 William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies at Harvard University where she continues to deepen her research on Canadian fugitive slave advertisements, while teaching courses in Canadian Art and on the Visual Culture of Translatlantic Slavery. Having taught a class about the Visual Culture of Slavery for more than a decade at McGill, Nelson has seen hundreds of students come through her classes with no idea that Canada has a history of slavery. Nelson speaks candidly about her research, her father Maxwell B. Nelson's Ontario Human Rights Commission victory over the Durham Board of Education for discrimination on the basis of race and colour (1990), and her own experiences of anti-black racism in education, including at McGill, a university founded by a wealthy slave owner.
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