This presentation by Jennifer DeBruin 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. The 1000 Islands River Heritage Society is pleased to present this event as part of our commitment to the heritage and culture of Front of Yonge Township and its surrounding area.
Mallorytown Community Centre 76 County Rd. 5, Mallorytown K0E 1R0