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Black History Month

NYHS February 2019 Meeting

When:
February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-20T19:30:00-05:00
2019-02-20T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
North York Central Library, Room 2/3
5120 Yonge St.
North York ON M2N 59N
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Portia White: Canada’s Original Superstar

Join Sheila White for the fascinating story of her famous aunt Portia White (1911-1968), a nationally recognized person of historical significance featured in museum and library collections.

Portia White achieved international acclaim in the 1940s for her prowess as a classical concert singer from Nova Scotia, made all the more significant and remarkable by her status as a single, Black woman. Portia began her professional career relatively late, at age 30, after a breakthrough Toronto debut as a contralto. She toured half the world, playing to packed halls and adoring audiences as a Columbia Concerts artist.

Co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society and the North York Central Library Society & Recreation Department.