Jean Rae Baxter has published six novels detailing the experiences of the United Empire Loyalists beginning with their flight from the Province of New York to their establishment of settlements in the British colony now known as Canada.As a heritage church built to commemorate the role the United Empire Loyalists played in the creation of our country, we at St. Alban’s Centre are pleased to host this lecture as the first of a proposed lecture series on topics of interest to the community.
Jean Rae’s lecture will include readings from her novels and will speak of the Black Loyalists who earned their freedom by supporting the British and of the black slaves some Loyalists brought with them. She will also discuss the resettlement of the Mohawk people who fought for the Crown in the colony of Canada.Jean Rae’s presentation will introduce several local settlers from the Adolphustown area. Who knows, you may recognize an ancestor among these interesting personages.
This event is hosted by St. Alban’s Centre and made possible through
the support of The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.