The real history of slavery in Canada

Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson. Photo: Meghan Tansey Whitton

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art & Community Engagement and Founding Director of NSCAD’s Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery Dr. Charmaine Nelson regularly delivers media interviews and presentations examining the history of slavery in Canada.

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Media interviews

CBC Radio One (August 1, 2021) – Emancipation Day and confronting Canada’s history of slavery

The Coast (July 29, 2021) – What Canada’s first Emancipation Day means

CBC Mainstreet (July 20, 2021) – What Black people in the British Empire endured when slavery was legal

CBC Mainstreet (July 13, 2021) – Nova Scotians profited from slavery but we haven’t ‘reckoned with and rectified’ this history

CBC Mainstreet (July 6,2021) – Nova Scotia’s slave history largely erased because it didn’t fit stereotypes seen in film

Upcoming events

“She commonly wears a handkerchief round her head”: Expanding and Complicating the Concept of Creolization for the study of Transatlantic Slavery presented by the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor – October 26, 8 p.m. ADT.

Register here to attend via Teams

Past events

Unravelling the Mystery: Edmonia Lewis and Bute presented by the M0unt Stuart Trust – October 22, 2021

Confronting exclusion and redefining heritage goals presented by the National Trust for Canada Conference – September 30, 2021,

*N.B. This was a paid registration  ($75 for students – more information here)

What former enslaved people celebrated in 1834 with slavery’s demise in the British Empire presented by NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage – August 10, 2021

A Conversation with Charmaine Nelson presented by the Thomas Moore Institute – May 28, 2021

A Hidden History: Slavery in Canada – May 14, 2021

Grappling with the Colonial Archive: An Introduction to Canadian Slavery  – March 2, 2021

Graduate Student Panel on Transatlantic Slavery– February 25, 2021

 

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