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Talking About Freedom

Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada

by Natasha L. Henry
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: holidays & celebrations, canada

Discover the main features of Emancipation Day celebrations, learn about the people of African ancestry’s struggle for freedom, and the victories achieved in the push for equality into the 21st century.

On August 1, 1834, 800,000 enslaved Africans in the British colonies, including Canada, were declared free. The story of Emancipation Day, a litt …

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