Ontario Black History Society

402-10 Adelaide St. E, Toronto, ON, M5C 1J3

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact us at admin@godaddy.blackhistorysociety.ca or (416)-867-9420

Charity Registration Number: 119930295RR0001

Emancipation Day 2021 Celebration
August 1st, 2021, 6pm EST

Emancipation Day is now formally recognized across Canada.  Join the OBHS as we celebrate with our annual event on August 1st, at 6pm EST.

 

Emancipation Day 2021 Celebration

August 1st, 2021, 6pm EST

Registration is required: https://2021emancipationday.eventbrite.ca

Emancipation Day is now formally recognized across Canada.  Join the OBHS as we celebrate with our annual event on August 1st, at 6pm EST.

 

 

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Live on Youtube July 30 at 6pm EST



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2021 Emancipation Day
Event Program

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On August 1st, the OBHS hosts virtually the annual Emancipation Day celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act.

August 1, 1834, marks the day in which the practice of the enslavement of African peoples in all British colonies came to an end. Through the tireless efforts of both the enslaved and free status Africans, as well as Black and white abolitionists, emancipation finally became a reality.

This event features speakers, performers, the history of Toronto Carnival, a cooking demonstration and much more. Join us and share this free event with your family and network!

Hosted by: Brandon Gonez

Heritage Toronto
Plaque unveiling

Plaque unveiling for Beverely Mascoll

Cooking demo by: Chef Macc

Instagram: @_chefmacc

Performances by

Webster

Angelique Francis

William Leathers

Chelsea Stewart

Toronto Carnival Timeline

The OBHS shares the history of Carnival through a series of interviews within the Toronto Carnival Timeline.  Learn about the root of Carnival, which is Emancipation!

Visit Toronto Carnival’s website to experience the full timeline history experience: https://www.torontocarnival.ca/history/

On March 24th, 2021, by unanimous consent, the House of Commons has adopted the M-36 bill.

Canada has now recognized August 1st as Emancipation Day nationwide – But the recognition, the education, the fight for justice has just begun.

Black History Resources:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site Video Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5YmRmJ8ggI&t=42s

Amherstburg Freedom Museum Video Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4KABGKH2vc&t=9s

Dan Hill’s Interview with CBC: 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/emancipation-day-dan-hill-1.4770416

Dan Hills’s Article in the Globe and Mail: 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-my-pain-was-your-pain-on-wrestling-with-my-racial-inheritance-at-a/

Natasha Henry books:

Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada

https://www.dundurn.com/books_/t22117/a9781554887170-emancipation-day

Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada

https://www.dundurn.com/books_/t22117/a9781459700482-talking-about-freedom

Randell Adjei Ontario’s first poet laureate:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7821411/randell-adjei-ontario-poet-laureate/

Chef Macc:

https://www.instagram.com/_chefmacc/

Please sign the #BlackedOutHistory petition here

SIGN THE PETITION:
CHANGE.ORG PETITION

In Canada, history is only ever taught one way. To prove this, we blacked out all of the non-Black history from a 255-page history textbook. Only 13 pages remained. To demand change, use #BlackedOutHistory.

 

LEARN MORE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKm7wQjpuac

Video Links:  

Majid Jowhari – Motion M-36 Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_JC9TwAtM

 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site Video Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5YmRmJ8ggI&t=42s

 

Amherstburg Freedom Museum Video Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4KABGKH2vc&t=9s

 

Dan Hill’s Interview with CBC: 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/emancipation-day-dan-hill-1.4770416

 

Dan Hill – What About Black Lives?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFIYAuGetTo

Website Links:  

Toronto Carnival Virtual Timeline: 

https://www.torontocarnival.ca/history

 

Angelique Francis’ Website:

https://angeliquefrancis.net

 

Webster’s Website:

http://www.websterls.com

 

Webster Quebec History: 

https://www.cbc.ca/localinteractives/qc/quebec-history-x 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF BRUNCH

2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF BRUNCH GALLERY

Black History Month Kick-Off

January 31, 2021, 12:00PM – 4:00PM Online Event

Join the Ontario Black History Society, on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, as we celebrate the achievement of Black Canadians in community service and more. We invite you to join us and support our annual fundraising event as we launch Black History Month! Presented by lead sponsor TD Bank.

Support our year round events and services by contributing to this event. Support our year round events and services by contributing to this event.  The Black History Month Kick-Off launches Black History Month in Ontario.

Further details of this event will be shared soon.

Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

2020 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

2020 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch Gallery

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