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News

  • The Alliance Againt Modern Slavery, an NGO that is a partner of the Tubman institute, has opened registrations for its second annual conference and concert. Please see below their official announcement: Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that REGISTRATION for our Second Annual Conference and Concert on OCTOBER 15th is now open!     CONFERENCE TIME: 9am to 5pm  ...
    Sep 23, 2011
  • Research on African slaves and their descendants throughout the Atlantic world is on the rise. Gwendolyn Hall and Walter Hawthorne’s project, Biographies: The Atlantic Slaves Data Network (ASDN) is an exciting opportunity for researchers to upload, analyze, visualize, and utilize data they have collected, and link it to other datasets, to better understand Atlantic slavery and the slave...
    Sep 22, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute successfully hosted the Institut d’Été/Summer institute 2011 at York University from August 21 to 27, 2011. The highlight of the Summer Institute was the launching of the UNESCO Slave Route Project Itineraries of African Canadian Memory initiative by the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean on August 23. In addition to the launch ceremony, Mme Jean...
    Aug 30, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute was proud to host the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean at the launch of a new initiative entitled the “UNESCO Slave Route Project Itineraries of African Canadian Memory,” at a reception held in Winters College on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, during the Summer Institute/Institut d’Été 2011. In the presence of invited guests from our...
    Aug 30, 2011
  • Sierra Leone Past and Present 2012 April 20-24, 2012 Fourah Bay College Freetown, Sierra Leone Since the foundation of Freetown in 1787 and its incorporation into the British Empire as a crown colony in 1808, Sierra Leone has been closely connected with global changes emanating from the struggle to end slavery and to achieve a multicultural society whose origins can be traced to many parts of...
    Aug 05, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute and the Buxton Historical Society are pleased to announce and invite you to attend the 14th annual US/Canadian History and Genealogy Conference Friday, September 2, 2011. Featured Speakers include Adrianne Shadd, Irene Moore Davis, Natasha Henry and KeyNote Speaker Kate Clifford Larson from Boston. Also presenting will be a Student Panel from York University.
    Aug 04, 2011
  • On August 1st, 2011, the Alliance Against Modern Slavery celebrated the 177th anniversary of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation by the government of Upper Canada by releasing a summer newsletter and participating in an interview on slavery today with Accessible Media Inc. Since the enactment of this historic proclamation in 1834, thousands from near and far have found freedom from...
    Aug 04, 2011
  • African Communities in Asia and the Mediterranean: Identities between Integration and Conflict, by Ehud R. Toledano. The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora. The undeniable presence of the past and its cultural vestiges in the daily lives of displaced populations has been a noticeable feature of diasporas across the globe. The world of spirits and the need to keep in constant touch with...
    Aug 04, 2011
  • The appointment of Dr. Afua Cooper as the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University marks a significant advancement within the field of African Canadian studies. The J.R.J Chair is a national, tenured, senior academic post covering all of Canada based at Dalhousie University, honouring the distinctive historical presence of Black people in the community.
    Jul 21, 2011
  • The Grey Roots Museum and Archives in Owen Sound, Ontario will host its 6th Annual Speaker’s Forum in connection with the “149th Emancipation Celebration Festival”, on Friday, July 29, 2011, beginning at 7:00 pm. This year’s Speaker’s Forum includes two short plays presented by Anthony Sherwood Productions and a book launch by Janie Cooper-Wilson, in addition to...
    Jul 05, 2011