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Emancipation Day Celebrating Freedom in Canada

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ISBN-10: 1554887178

ISBN-13: 9781554887170

Edition: 2010

Authors: Natasha L. Henry

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 7/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Natasha Henry is a teacher, an educational curriculum consultant, and a speaker specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African experience. Author of Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada, she is also the education specialist for Breaking the Chains: Presenting a New Narrative of Canada's Role in the Underground Railroad, a project of the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University. She lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Background on an African-Canadian Celebration
Locations of Emancipation Day Celebrations in Canada
Interpreting Emancipation Day Celebrations
Exploring the Meaning of Emancipation Day
Church Attendance and Religious Services
Parades
Emancipation Day Parade Symbols
Military Marching Bands
Annual Feasts
Toasts and Resolutions
Speeches
Remembrance
From Enslavement to Freedom
The Route to Celebrations in Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
Essex County
Amherstburg
Sandwich
Windsor
Kent County
Chatham
Dawn and Dresden
Middlesex County: London
Oxford County: Norwich
Central Ontario
Brantford
Hamilton
Oakville
Toronto
The Niagara Region
Around the Northern Terminus
Grey County: Owen Sound
Queen's Bush
Simcoe County: Collingwood and Oro
Celebrations in Other Parts of Canada
Quebec: Montreal
The Maritimes
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
British Columbia
Other Elements of Emancipation Day
The Role of Women in Emancipation Day Celebrations
Dissent and Diminution
The Evolution of Emancipation Day
The Legacy of Emancipation Day Celebrations
Epilogue
Letter to Queen Victoria, 1854
Emancipation Song: "Get Off the Track!"
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author