Carnivals and festivities flourish as Emancipation Day celebrated across Canada, Caribbean

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Today is Emancipation Day in Canada, and many parts of the world. The day celebrates the freeing of hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans and their descendants, and has long been marked by parades and other festivities.

“On the lands that we now call Canada, slavery began in 1628 with the enslavement of Africans, “ said historian and social justice advocate Rosemary Sadlier. “It did not end until Aug. 1, 1834.”

The U.S. would wait 30 more years before ending the practice during which time tens of thousands fled to Canada to taste emancipation, many settling in the northernmost part of the Underground Railroad at Owen Sound, Ont.

Here, the day has been celebrated for 160 years — longer than Canada has been a country

Kayla Mclean from Global News has more.

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Bumbling Brandon August 2, 2022 - 6:03 AM

No slavery in Canada. Get back to work

annieladysmith August 2, 2022 - 6:09 AM

yeah, the French got emancipated in Haiti.

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Kevon Thomas August 2, 2022 - 6:10 AM

The British Colonialism Is still present in Canada. Slavery still Exists.

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HeyIsIt Doobietime August 2, 2022 - 6:22 AM

Never talk about the estimate of 50 million slaves today?????

steve tafe August 2, 2022 - 6:23 AM

Canada was established in 1867, after the British ended slavery in 1834.

Mary Rochefortt August 2, 2022 - 6:23 AM

YAWN

Gwingeth Túrel August 2, 2022 - 6:29 AM

Do you have to keep ram rodding the black pride k rap down our throats Global?

Exodus 4:22 August 2, 2022 - 6:29 AM

We are still enslaved, you just took the chains off our bodies and put them on our minds. ~ Hosea 4:6
Genesis 15
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed (Deut.28:15-69) shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs (Deut.28:36), and shall serve them (Deut.28:48-50); and they shall afflict them 400 years. Jeremiah 30 ~ Jacob's trouble

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. ~ 2nd Exodus
Ezekiel 25:14

Vad August 2, 2022 - 6:35 AM

Oddly enough there are still thousands of slaves in Africa, slaves TO Africans, no talk about that! What about their emancipation? Oh yeah, Canada was formed well after the British ended slavery lol.

Just Working for the weekend August 2, 2022 - 6:35 AM

Not interested in the past time to move onto the future

♡Freedom♡ August 2, 2022 - 6:38 AM

Funny coming from Glow Bull , the perpetrators of daiky mind c*ntrol .

Brian Kroger August 2, 2022 - 6:49 AM

Learn history. Canada has ZERO to do with slavery. If black people in Canada want to do something for their people, maybe focus on all the crime taking place in 2022.

Barimah Kwaku Osei August 2, 2022 - 6:49 AM

Glory be God

ceasar andrepont August 2, 2022 - 6:51 AM

All men and women of color from North America to Central to South America are desendants of slaves. Calling oneself Africian doesn't make him or her Africian. Inorder to be a true Africian, he or she must have been born, raised, educated, and understand the histroy of the continent.

Sam August 2, 2022 - 6:53 AM

Canadian slavery was the worst. Giving people freedom from their oppressors was so 1855 and does not represent us well today. Today we squash your freedoms like a bug. I for one, apologize to all black people for giving them the f word. Freedom. Such shameful history we have. That "railroad" was disgusting and should bring all Canadians shame to this day.

Lady Luck August 2, 2022 - 6:57 AM

Canada did not become a country until 1867 …………. So it must have been the French and British.

KillahManjaro August 2, 2022 - 7:00 AM

The only free people are the huntergahters of the world. The only changes that were made was the option to choose your own master and a wider slave population.

White Kuk August 2, 2022 - 7:01 AM

Ty.