How do we unsettle the notion that slavery in Canada was benign?
What is the Source?
What is the Story? (Podcast)

Join Dr. Michele Johnson (York University) and Dr. Funké Aladejebi (University of Toronto) as they show us how to read Canadian runaway slave ads and use our historical imagination to build lives for people who were not able to leave their own records behind.

This conversation is just the start of the rich conversations found in the edited collection, Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History, published by University of Toronto Press (2022).

We also spoke about the ad about “Belfast” found on the Nova Scotia Archives website.

Blackness cannot be contained, even in these history books that have tried to keep it contained. - Dr. Michele Johnson

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