Rob Green is a retired drama teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. He taught there for 37 years and initiated the drama department, becoming the assistant head of the English department at his high school. Rob is currently a singer/songwriter of his own original music and the Vice Chair of the Halton Black History Awareness Society.
Mr. Green is a 7th generation descendant of survivors of the underground railway. The runaway slaves came from Maryland, Virginia, and other southern states into Canada and freedom in the 1850’s. Mr. Green will present his family history, sharing photos and memories of his grandparents, parents, and other family members and of his childhood growing up in Owen Sound. He will provide personal and in depth accounts of the experiences and struggles that these former black slaves encountered when they reached Canada. He will also talk about the history of his family as they progressed through the years to the present day.
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The meeting begins at 8:00 PM but the waiting room is open from 7:45 PM.