Irene Moore Davis

Author, Educator, Historian

Irene Moore Davis is the Manager, Continuing Education for St. Clair College, and has been the president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society since 2010. She Irene More Davisis active in a wide array of community activities including board and committee roles with the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the North American Black Historical Museum, the Northstar Cultural Community Centre, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Leadership Windsor/Essex, and BookFestWindsor.  Her forthcoming book, due in the fall of 2018 is The Long Road Continues, a continuation of the iconic book by Charlotte Bronte Perry about African Canadians in Essex County.

As an avid historian, Irene Moore Davis has greatly contributed to the recording of the history of the Windsor/Essex area and her work on Canadian Black settlements is included in the newly-released book Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, And The Underground Railroad In The Detroit River Borderland.   Her passionate contributions to the research and teaching of Black history in Windsor and Essex County earned her a 2015 University of Windsor History Department Community Heritage Medal.

Irene Moore Davis was raised in Windsor, and is proud that her family has been here since the mid-19th century.  She is a graduate of the University of Windsor, Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario.  In addition to being an accomplished writer, she is also a talented artist.


Alumna lauded for promotion of Black history

African Diaspora Empowerment Fund

Frost, K.S. & Tucker, V.S. (2016). Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland.  Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Steele, K. (Feb 4, 2018). “The Long Road Continues exploring rich local black history for book.” The Windsor Star. Retrieved Feb 12, 2018 from