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The Barber Family: an Ottawa Story
February 1, 2018 - 19:00 - 21:00
Born into slavery in Kentucky, Paul Barber became a respected horse man who trained the horses of Ottawa’s elite and was himself a skilled racer. One of Ottawa’s earliest Black permanent residents, he founded a family that still thrives here. Join us as Paul’s grandson, award-winning Ottawa Black historian Thomas Barber, shares the story of his family and its place in Ottawa’s history.