Clement Ligoure: The Unsung Hero of the Halifax Explosion
The first Black doctor to practice in Nova Scotia, Clement Ligoure tended to hundreds of patients in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.
“In spite of the warnings, I worked steadily both night and day, doing outside work on the hundreds who were scattered all over.” The first Black doctor in Nova Scotia, Trinidadian-born Clement Ligoure worked tirelessly in the weeks following the Halifax Explosion (1917) as he attended to the injured – free of charge – both at his own hospital and throughout the district. Learn about Dr. Ligoure’s experience of the disaster in his own words this #HistoryWeek2023
Illustrator – Andre Barnwell
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Image - Picture of Dr. Clement Courtenay Ligoure, 1913 (Queen's Picture collection of Queen's University Archives)