Daughters Of The Underground Railroad
*The term D.O.T.U.R was created by past Hour-A-Day Study Club President, Mrs. Gloria Hidi. D.O.T.U.R is used to describe the women that make up the membership of the organization.
The Hour-A Day Study Club, is one of the longest running, non-profit, female driven organizations in Canada. Established in 1934, The Hour-A-Day Study Club provides African-Canadian youth, that are descendants of the Underground Railroad, with scholarship funds to help finance their post-secondary education. Each year, students graduating from high school within the Windsor/Essex County community are eligible to apply.
"My name is Avril Johnson. I recently graduated from St Joseph's High School . I am in the Physics program at the University of Windsor. When I finish university I want to become an assistant to a scientist and gain experience. Once I have more experience and knowledge I'd like to become a full-time scientist and help answer the many questions left unknown. Physics helps to better understand the world around you. My education will help me get to the level in science I'd like to be at and in return help me to educate others on the wonders of our world. I specifically would like to become an astrophysicist ultimately wanting to work at NASA. I have done volunteer work as a babysitter and a student at my school helping show the grade 8’s what their grade nine year will look like. I did my most influential volunteer work at a retirement home. I noticed the elderly experienced isolation from the general community. I decided to take initiative by volunteering at an amazing retirement home. I wanted to be a person they could go to for anything and be someone they could be proud of. Avril received the Evelyn & Lornie Hurst Sr. Memorial bursary of $1500. Congratulations Avril! #HADSCScholarship #HADSC #UGRR #blackhistory365 #gecsdb"
On Ocotber 9th, 2021 The Hour-A-Day Study Club was granted a beautiful October day to distribute the 2021 The Hour-A-Day Study Club scholarships and bursaries at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. This year six Underground Railroad Descendants from Windsor-Essex were awarded scholarships and bursaries. This year’s scholarship and bursary recipients are Isabella Ristic, Isaac Harris, Angelica Gibson, Zach Walls, Maliq Ramsey and Jonah Moore. All recipients have been honoured with their own Hour-A-Day Scholarship and bursary spotlights which can be found by clicking the link belowRead More
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