About the Author

Dorothy Williams


Dr. Dorothy Williams is an historian and consultant specializing in Black Canadian history. Her books include Blacks in Montreal, 1638-1986: An Urban Demography, written at the behest of the Quebec Human Rights Commission in 1989 during their study of racism in Montreal's housing market, and The Road to Now: A History of Blacks in Montreal (1997), the only chronological study of Blacks on the island of Montreal to this day. It was published in French as Les Noirs à Montreal, essai de demographic urbaine. She lives in Montreal.