Slavery, Segregation and Anti-Black Racism in Canada: Trauma and Legacies

“The history of slavery is about oppression, but it's also interwoven with this phenomenon of resistance. It's always there and you build confidence.”

Hosted by Canada’s History

Posted March 28, 2023

Multidisciplinary scholar, author, and artist, Dr. Afua Cooper is a fellow at the Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University. She is the Principal Investigator for A Black People’s History of Canada project housed at Dalhousie University where she teaches and holds a Killam Research Chair. Dr. Cooper was honoured by Maclean’s magazine as one of the 50 most influential Canadians. She also holds the prestigious Royal Society of Canada, JB Tyrrell Historical Medal.

This presentation by Afua Cooper was part of the 15th Canada's History Forum, “Hard Histories: Approaching Difficult Topics in Canadian History,” which was held live via Zoom on March 2, 2023.

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