Emancipation Playlist

Loading..

Listen to artists who have played at the Emancipation Festival Showcase:

Wade
Stand By Me
Africa
At Last
Do it Now
Halleluja, I Love You

Search
Wednesday
Jan212009

Early Black Canadian History

Black Canadian history is very closely connected to African American history. In fact, until very recently, most Blacks came to Canada from the U.S. This article will show how two key U.S. historical events — The American Revolution and the War of 1812 — as well as the Underground Railway movement — form the roots of Black history in Canada.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jan212009

Emancipation History

A timeline from 6000 B.C. to the present.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jan212009

The American Emancipation Proclamation

That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

Click to read more ...