In 2007, Canada commemorated the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade Act. The Ontario Historical Society held its annual conference on June 22 & 23rd, 2007, entitled Forging Freedom: In Honour of the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade, in honour of this important landmark in the struggle for human dignity.


Message from Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, Former Deputy Speaker of Canadian Parliament:

"This Forging Freedom education website will provide educators and students with the opportunity to learn and experience African-Canadian History.

Well researched and quality educational materials of this calibre are essential for use in our schools as students learn each other's history in our diverse Canada.

I am pleased that the Roots of Freedom funding provided the opportunity to produce this material."

Government of OntarioThe Ontario Historical Society acknowledges the financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for this special project.  


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