February 26, 2017-Niagara Falls, Canada
Wilma Morrison, a leader in the black history movement in Canada is 88 years old. Her birthday was marked at the Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel, BME church, Niagara Falls.
Dr. Wilma Morrison, an advocate for preservation of black history from the time of the Underground Railroad celebrated the event with a cross section of the community.
The special service was followed by a concert.
Big John T Bone Little, a Canadian music legend performed at the after service concert as a donation to help the historic church and also in honor of his friend, Wilma Morrison.
Big John T Bone Little was born in Niagara Falls and attended the BME church as early as age six.
The resident pastor of the church Rev. Lois Dix told Mosaic Edition the church is well integrated. “We are growing as a church, we are growing as a family,” said the pastor.
At the concert, church members and invited guests clapped and danced to Christian country music, and Negro spirituals.
Robert Douglas Plummer, 94, captivated the audience with his dancing skills and energy.
He grew up in Niagara Falls and has been attending the church since his youth.
Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel, BME church was established in 1814 on a land donated by freedom seeker Oliver Pernel.