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It is estimated that over 2 million African people died during that journey.

On this day in history

In his book Canada's Forgotten Slaves: Two Hundred Years of Bondage, the Quebec historian Marcel Trudel estimated that there were approximately 4,200 enslaved people in the area of Canada known as Nouvelle France, and later in Upper and Lower Canada, between 1671 and 1831.

Emancipation Day — August 1

Emancipation Day — August 1

Children carrying lighted paper lanterns roam the streets at night.

After British colonial settlers established Upper Canada, the number of enslaved Africans and their descendants increased significantly.

Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

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The majority of those enslaved were young women, with the average age being as young as 14 years old.
Canadians are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land that is now Canada.

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