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A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. So stand for something - Malcolm X

In February 2015, Radio-Canada is marking Black History Month with a variety of programming on all platforms. This page contains exclusive content, recent archives and links to external productions that explore the experiences of black Canadians. Read more

Black drop-out rate in Canada “a national disgrace”: Professor Afua Cooper

Black drop-out rate in Canada “a national disgrace”: Professor Afua Cooper

Black students in Canada are not doing well, and according to Professor Afua Cooper, the statistics are a “national disgrace”.   ‘School to prison pipeline’ Professor Cooper, a scholar, author and Dub poet, is the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. Her mission is to raise the profile of African Nova Scotian history to Nova Scotians and Canadians. But she is not optimistic. Professor Cooper says with drop-out rates

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ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

Many people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada. Author Frank Mackey in his Montreal office © courtesy F Mackey It ended well before Canada came into being as a country, but unlike most areas around the world, it did not come to a sudden end, but rather a more gradual one. Attitudes and treatment of slaves,

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Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela

Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela

The death of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela in December, 2013, sparked a wave of condolences and memories around the world. In Canada, people remembered not only his actions but also his connection to Canada. Canada’s relationship with the apartheid regime in South Africa was sometimes contradictory. Announcing sanctions, but continuing to do business until 1977. In the 1980s, Canada’s Prime Minister Brian Mulroney broke with other western leaders to step

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Slavery Remembered

Slavery Remembered

The UN declared 2004 the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition. Slavery has existed since time immemorial, but what began in Africa in the 9th century increased dramatically with the discovery of the New World in the 16th century. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind, there is no record of just how many people were violently displaced by slavery, but estimates run from 30

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Slavery Laws

Slavery Laws

Laws legitimised the abuse of slaves Share this:

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Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada

Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada

Distinguished Black and White Activists campaigned for the abolition of slavery Share this:

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Black History Month

Black history in North America, unlike “white” history, must take into account the hundreds of thousands of Africans who were brought to this continent against their will. The experience of slavery, in Canada and the United States, wreaked havoc for generations. Canada played a role in the liberation and eventual return of some slaves to Africa, but for many others, their lives had already taken root here. Read more

Malcolm X

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“They called me the angriest Negro in America.” So-said Malcolm X, the great defender of the rights of African Americans, who was shot and killed by three gunmen 50 years ago. On February 21st, 1965, the charismatic leader was to deliver a speech in Harlem in New York City.Read more

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Black drop-out rate in Canada “a national disgrace”: Professor Afua Cooper ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela Slavery Remembered Slavery Laws Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada

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