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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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The Press and the Anti-slavery movement

The Press and the Anti-slavery movement

Several leading Canadian publications advocated freedom from bondage including the forerunner to today’s Globe and Mail newspaper. 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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The Hope Boxing Club

The Hope Boxing Club

In the St. Michel neighbourhood of Montreal, a small idea has become a big success. The Hope Boxing Club, started by Montreal Police Officer, Evens Guercy, has opened doors for many of the neighbourhood kids. Share this:

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Up From the Roots

Up From the Roots

Set in Montreal, Quebec, ‘Up From The Roots’ examines the relationships that exist between the city’s various Caribbean-Canadian communities, as well as their roots and identity. Share this:

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Remembering Our Original True Stories

Remembering Our Original True Stories

This documentary follows a seventh generation Black Canadian man who goes to Jamaica for the second time, on a mission to document and reconnect with his Jamaican Maroons Roots. At Stepney Elementary School, in the birthplace of the legendary Bob Marley, as Papa Grand teaches and shares the oral history passed down to him from his Nova Scotian ancestors as well as from the Maroons of Acompong Town, Trelaney and

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About 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

“I am a Man”: Behind our logo

I am a Man

This image is from a famous photo taken in Memphis, Tennessee, at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States. On March 29, 1968, a column of mostly Black men walked between the guns and bayonets of the National Guard on one side, and army tanks on the other, with their placards proclaiming, “I am a Man”.

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Portraits and stories

ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela Africentric Alternative School in Toronto, where every month is Black History month Painting speaks of black slavery in Canada Dispelling the myth that blacks are ill-suited to northern climates Canada Post stamps for Black History Month

Your opinion on Black History Month

Black History Month is only celebrated in North America and in the UK. Do you think it should be celebrated all over the world?

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