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Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A photo narrative of black heritage on Salt Spring Island by Evelyn C. White with photos by Joanne Bealy

Every Goodbye Ain't Gone by Evelyn C. White and Joanne Bealy

Disaffected with increasingly repressive laws that aimed to curtail their hard-won freedom, a courageous group of blacks in California left the state in the 1850s and settled in western Canada, notably on Salt Spring Island.

Today, direct descendants of the early black pioneers still reside in the pastoral landscape also hailed as one of the top artist colonies in North America.

In recent years, people of African descent from the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the South Pacific Islands, and other regions of Canada have settled on Salt Spring inspiring a renaissance in the island’s black heritage.

Resplendent with archival and contemporary photos, Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone documents the intriguing racial history of Salt Spring and, as such, serves as a celebration of the multicultural roots of Canada.

About the Authors…

Salt Spring Island resident Evelyn C. White is the author of Alice Walker: A Life (2004). She is at work on an illustrated book about Aretha Franklin.

Joanne Bealy is a photographer/writer who lives on Salt Spring Island.

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Posted by Pearl on Oct 2 2010. Filed under Nonfiction. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
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