Irene Moore Davis is a Windsor-based educator, writer, historian, activist, and podcaster. She speaks frequently about diversity, inclusion, equity, and African Canadian history. She fulfills a variety of community roles including President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, Co-Chair of Black Women of Forward Action, Co-Host of the All Write in Sin City podcast, and Program Chair at BookFest Windsor. Irene has published works of poetry, history, and journalism. Irene was Co-Executive Producer of the short documentary The North Was Our Canaan and a consultant on the documentary The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth. Her new documentary project is titled Across the River to Freedom (anticipated release date in 2022.) She is a graduate of the University of Windsor, Western University, and Queen’s University, and is an administrator at St. Clair College, where she also teaches English, Underground Railroad history, and Black cultural studies.
Today, she shares her thoughts around Juneteenth:
Irene Moore Davis, M.A., B.Ed. (she/her)