Black Artists in Hamilton

Interviews by Jojo Chintoh.

Historically talented & creative individuals are rarely acknowledged let alone remembered for their work and contributions to the arts unless they manage to get our attention somehow.

It’s even worse for members of the so called Black & Brown communities.

Hamilton Arts Council’s project, Building Cultural Legacies, plans to rectify that.

In Hamilton’s Black community, you’ll learn about artists Leon Robinson, Dowling Knights, Roger Ferreira and the creative genius of Joey Hollingsworth – the first Black performer on CBC television in 1954.

We hope their stories will inspire you.