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  • The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University ( is part of an international network of research centres committed to a greater understanding of the history of slavery and its legacy. The Institute fosters debate, informs public policy and strives to resolve current social injustices. Digital archiving technology enables the preservation of documents and other materials...
    Apr 23, 2013
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  • The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora examines all aspects of the global migrations of African peoples, whether under conditions of slavery, or more recently as a product of the postcolonial conditions of the global society. The Series addresses the quest for social justice and equitable conditions of life in Africa and diaspora as revealed in history, literary studies, culture, and...
    Apr 22, 2013
  • The Tubman Institute hosts a rich variety of documents in the collection entitled Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents. Under the editorship of Professor Paul Lovejoy, many researchers have contributed to this collection. Visit us at
    Apr 22, 2013
  • Áccents on Eglinton is a unique bookstore, created by academic colleagues and friends, Abubacar and Michele. With a focus on publications about Africa & its Diasporas, Latin America & the Caribbean and MORE, Áccents has become a community space and a source for dialogue, art, and great books! Áccents on Eglinton is located at the busy intersection of Eglinton Ave West...
    Apr 22, 2013
  • North America's 1st Black Town? 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: It was founded during slavery, and it wasn't in the U.S. South. By: Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted: December 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM As I mentioned in my column about Juan Garrido, the first documented African to land in what is now the United States, in 1513, as a student I was under the impression that the first Africans arrived in...
    Dec 04, 2012
  • Call for Papers Deadline extended to January 15, 2013 Indigenous peoples are the original caretakers of Canada, but their encounters with settlers have been marred by assimilation and territorial dispossession over hundreds of years. The result has been significant alienation between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments. Conversely, immigrants to Canada, which for the purposes of this...
    Dec 04, 2012
  •  On Thursday November 29, 2012, a Town Hall meeting was held to discuss what actions might be taken to address safety on the Keele campus of York University. According to York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, "solutions to safety issues are a long term proposition [and] it is clear that we need to collectively work together as a community and with the Toronto...
    Dec 03, 2012
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  • People in Sierra Leone headed to the polls last week to elect their new president. This was the third election since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war which ended in 2002. But it’s the first election run entirely by the Sierra Leoneans themselves. Unlike other countries in the Northern Africa that have experienced similar civil conflicts, Sierra Leone seems to be making...
    Nov 26, 2012