History

African slave societies

The nature of the slave societies differed greatly across the continent. There were large plantations worked by slaves in Egypt, the Sudan and Zanzibar, but this was not a typical use of slaves in Africa as a whole. In most African slave societies, slaves were...

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Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine: In 1993, Canadian politician Jean Augustine became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada. During her years as a federal member of parliament, The Honourable Jean Augustine has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister...

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Mathieu Da Costa

Mathieu Da Costa:  It is thought that he came to Canada at some time before 1603, and died 1698. Mathieu Da Costa was the first namable person of African descent to come to Canada. He was one of the most fascinating (and elusive) figures in early Canadian history....

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Emperor Haile Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie:(23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) Haile Selassie's influence on the world is his most enduring legacy. The Emperor established the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, with a headquarters in Addis Ababa. Haile Selassie was a people person....

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Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT FLYERS The African Union 6th Region Canada in partnership with Revivaltime Tabernacle Worldwide Ministries formally invites you as our honored guest to the maiden edition of Black Awards with the theme, "Our History... Then and Now" On Friday...

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NELSON MANDELA-MADIBA (1918-2013)

  "Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity." NELSON MANDELA Synopsis Nelson...

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Slavery in Canada

Slavery in what now comprises Canada existed into the 1830s, when slavery was officially abolished. Some slaves were of African descent, while others were aboriginal (typically called panis, likely a corruption of Pawnee). Slavery which was practised within Canada's...

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Overview of Black Leaders, Scientists and Inventors

On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States of America http://www.biography.com/featured-biography/barack-obama/index.jsp William Christopher Handy became known as the "Father of the Blues"....

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History of slavery

Ships bringing slaves from Africa crowded in as many people as they could for the crossing over the Atlantic Ocean. These plans for the British slave ship Brookes, dreawn in 1788, show how 292 slaves could be made to fit lying crammed next to each other, side by side....

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