Natasha L. Henry
Emancipation Day Celebrating Freedom in Canada
This new, well-researched book provides insight into the creation, development, and evolution of a distinct African-Canadian tradition through descriptive historical accounts and appealing images. The social, cultural, political, and educational practices of Emanipation Day festivities across Canada are explored, with emphasis on Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and British Columbia.
"Emancipation is not only a word in the dictionary, but an action to liberate one's destiny. This outstanding book is superb in the interpretation of "the power of freedom" in one's heart and mind -- moving from 1834 to present." -- Dr. Henry Bishop, Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia