Jim Robbins share his experiences growing up in Buxton, attending the actual school started by the founder of Buxton, Rev. William King. Jim and Dan are seen exchanging books. Jim’s mother, Arlie C. Robbins wrote a history of Buxton called Legacy to Buxton. Dan and Nancy will read this book as they increase their knowledge of Black History. We were told that Black History is Canadian History.
Jim told Dan and Nancy that in the mid-1800’s, around the time that Rebecca, the hero in Railroad of Courage, arrived in Buxton, children in the school were taught Latin and Greek.
Dan asked Jim whether children were taught about the history of Buxton when he was growing up. Surprisingly, Jim said no. That was why his mother started recording oral histories and preserving the rich history.
There is a Black History event every Labour Day in Buxton. Dan and Nancy hope to attend this coming year.