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Leeds & Grenville Branch – February 2024 – Presentation: History of Slavery along the St. Lawrence River

Join us on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm via Zoom for our first presentation of 2024!  February is Black History Month, and we have scheduled a timely presentation.  Author and speaker Jennifer de Bruin will provide a History of Slavery along the St. Lawrence River.

This presentation explores the connection of this region to the history of slavery in North America. While information on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and a brief history of slavery in Canada and the US will provide an understanding of the magnitude of this tragic institution, it most importantly gives a voice to those who were enslaved. Together we’ll journey through time to discover the harrowing experiences of the thousands of enslaved men, women and children who fought for freedom in the courts, fled from enslavement on the Underground Railroad (routes that crossed through Quebec/Eastern Ontario), and eventually settled in Ontario.  An environment of learning and openness, this presentation provides an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get answers or more resources for learning. To register for this presentation, click here or visit our Branch website [email protected] for more details.