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By Natasha L. Henry

Discover the most beneficial properties of Emancipation Day celebrations, find out about the folk of African ancestry’s fight for freedom, and the victories accomplished within the push for equality into the twenty first century.

On August 1, 1834, 800,000 enslaved Africans within the British colonies, together with Canada, have been declared unfastened. the tale of Emancipation Day, a little-known a part of Canadian historical past, hasn't ever been obtainable to the teenager reader via both the college curriculum or lecture room assets, regardless of its importance within the tale of Canada. Talking approximately Freedom closes this hole by means of exploring either the heritage to August 1 commemorations throughout Canada and the significance of those normal annual celebrations.

What is the relationship among the Caribana festivities in Toronto and emancipation? Why are a few groups restoring Emancipation Day to their roster of annual occasions? Talking approximately Freedom introduces a number personalities and happenings via old evidence, memorable own memories, bright photographs, and exact narratives. incorporated are connections to the continuing struggles of individuals of African ancestry as they search to accomplish equality, with insightful hyperlinks woven around the prior, current, and future.

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