Amherstburg, at the western tip of Upper Canada, became one of the key entry points for the passage of escaped American slaves to freedom. Main Street, Amherstburg, 1865 Alvin D. McCurdy fonds Reference Code: F 2076-16-6-2-44 Archives of Ontario, I0024850

Portraits of Black Canadians – Episode 9

Anti-slavery movement in Canada

The Anti-Slavery Society of Canada was formed in Canada West (now Ontario) in 1851 to promote the global abolition of slavery and provide relief to African American refugees seeking freedom in Canada.

Duration 2:40

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