As we approach the end of Black History Month for 2020, I thought this would be a great opportunity to show you an awesome exhibit that made stops in Ottawa and Toronto earlier in February. Some of you may have seen pics on our social feeds over the past few weeks.
The NHL’s Black Hockey History Tour rolled through home cities of the Senators and Maple Leafs, giving fans the chance to learn about the stories, the history and the impact of Black players in the game of hockey, from the past, to the present and into the future.
Several former and current players have appeared at the exhibit to chat with fans about their experiences, including New Jersey Devils defenceman PK Subban, Akil Thomas from the Canadian Mens Junior Hockey team, Stanley Cup Champion goaltender Grant Fhur and Willie O’Ree, the man who broke the NHL’s colour barrier.
Kwame Mason is the curator of the travelling exhibit, which will be visiting 14 NHL cities until the end of March. The exhibit is expected to visit more cities across North America next season and hopes to reach cities without an NHL franchise, so more hockey fans will be able to see the exhibit without travelling far distances. This is an exhibit that all hockey fans will enjoy.
Kwame is also the man behind the ‘Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future‘ hockey documentary (available on iTunes and YouTube) and a former radio host, which included a stop at 91.5 THE BEAT in Kitchener.
Check out my chat with Kwame about the tour in the video below.
Here are a few extras from the NHL’s Black Hockey History celebrations to enjoy…
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