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Victoria Historical Society – February 22 Talk

Date(s) -Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Location: James Bay New Horizons


The Victoria Historical Society presents “The Many Mysteries of Grafton Tyler Brown” with Dr. Dan Lutz on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7.  Doors open at 7:15 pm for refreshments.  A short business meeting beginning at 7:45 pm will be followed immediately by the speaker.  Contact us at www.victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca


The first surprise is that the most famous African American artist of the American west, got his start in Victoria in 1883. But Brown was not Black in BC, he was White.   Several mysteries surround Grafton Tyler Brown: how he changed his race and the location of the paintings he made of this province.


Dr. John Lutz is a professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Victoria with an interest in the history of race.

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