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THE GREAT ABSQUATULATOR Book Launch
18 May at 19:00 – 21:00 EDT
Join Frank Mackey and Webster who will discuss the life and relevance of A. T. Wood, a.k.a. the Absquatulator, who roved through the momentous mid-19th-century events from Halifax to Liberia, Montreal, Britain, Germany and the US Midwest and South.
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Frank Mackey is a Montreal writer whose recent books include Black Then: Blacks and Montreal 1780s-1880s and Done with Slavery: The Black Fact in Montreal, 1760-1840. He has worked as a journalist throughout Canada and in England and taught journalism at Concordia University.
Webster (Aly Ndiaye) is a Senegalo-Québécois rap artist who has pioneered hip-hop in Quebec. He speaks widely on the history of Africans and slaves in Quebec. He lives in Montreal.