For The Object and the Story, six community leaders from the Peel Region – Angela J. Carter, Derrick Fagan, Ryan Knight, Karen Lopez (PepperBrooks), Felix Nyarko, and Erica Phillips – selected an object for its personal significance and its representation of Black community members who have transcended systemic barriers.
In the interviews below, the curators speak about the significance of their chosen object.
Angela Carter – They Call Me George by Cecil Foster
Derrick Fagan – Crosses from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ryan O’Neil Knight – Photographs of Mentor Wes Hall
Karen Lopez (PepperBrooks) – French Provincial Sofa in Plastic
Felix Nyarko – Rattan Peacock Chair
Erica Phillips – Willie O’Ree Hockey Card