Allison M. Smith


Allison M. Smith is a student at Carleton University in the MA in Public History Program. Her primary focus is on Black history in Canada, but she has also done research on Black history in Haiti and the U.S. As well, she is interested in diverse modes of presenting and experiencing history. Accordingly, she has made a documentary film about Black slave Marie Joseph Angelique, in Montréal, and produced an online exhibit about Black history in Canada. She also recently composed music and lyrics for, and performed, a song about Black history in North America. She is presently working on a summer internship at Parks Canada in their Heritage Lighthouse Program and is beginning to work on research for her Master’s Research Essay about nineteenth century Black newspaper editor and abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary.