Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum

The wealth of Chatham's history is directly tied to the Underground Railroad and escaped slaves. In the early 1800's, five Black families settled along Morgan's Creek in Chatham (then called "The Forks"). The area became a haven for runaway slaves and by the 1850's over a third of the town's population was Black. Once here, Black people thrived in arts, education, sports, and medicine and all aspects of culture. The Black Mecca Museum serves as a landing point for visitors to discover regional and national history. 

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