Restoring the legacy of a ‘trailblazing’ Black Saint John writer

Saint John writer Anna Minerva Henderson, pictured with her graduating class of 1905 at Saint John High School. (Submitted by Saint John High School)
Saint John writer Anna Minerva Henderson, pictured with her graduating class of 1905 at Saint John High School. (Submitted by Saint John High School)

Neglected by history, Anna Minerva Henderson was an award-winning writer, poet, and civil servant.

Steep streets, tall spires etched against the sky,
Grey wharves that know the way of wind and tide,
Dim, drifting fog, the sea-gull’s plaintive cry,
A city, old and assured, wearing the pride 
Of epic memories and heritage ….

Credit: CBC

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