Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale wears a black headband over red dreadlocks posing beside a historical plaque in the outdoors.
Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale

Dr. Deirdre McCorkindale, a professor in the College of Arts, appeared on TVO’s The Agenda to discuss her contributions to a new book telling the story of the Chatham, Ont., baseball team consisting solely of Black players that won the 1934 provincial baseball championship. 

McCorkindale provided a historical context for the formation of the winning team, as well as how they were received, further detailed in 1934: The Chatham Coloured All-Stars’ Barrier-Breaking Year.

A professor in the Department of History, McCorkindale teaches Black Canadian history as part of U of G’s Black Canadian studies program. Among her areas of research, she studies Black settlement in southwestern Ontario, the Underground Railroad and Black activism in North America.