In the 1960s, for at least a brief moment, Montreal became what
seemed an unlikely centre of Black Power and the Caribbean left.
In October 1968 the Congress of Black Writers at McGill
University brought together well-known Black thinkers and
activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the
Caribbean—people like C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael, Miriam
Makeba, Rocky Jones, and Walter Rodney. Within months of the
Congress, a... more...