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Opening August 1, 2024, Emancipation Day

A History Exposed: The Enslavement of Black People in Canada

Little-known by Canadians is what happened before the Underground Railroad when, for over two centuries, the majority of Black people in Canada were slaves. Slavery played a significant role in the early settlement of Canada and its legacy can be seen and felt today.

Created with guest curator Dr. Afua Cooper and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.

An old newspaper advertisement with black type on yellowed paper describing a girl to be sold.
Royal Gazette, June 24, 1800, Nova Scotia Archives

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Conciliation and peaceful futures through art

A woman sits on the floor, facing away from an audience.
shalan joudry (pictured onstage) is the author of the the poem Kmɨtkinum, which was adapted into a dance piece with collabotors Sarah Prosper, Susanne Chui, Sara Coffin, Isaac Abriel, Robert Azevedo, I'thandi Munro, Sam Penner and NAT Chantel. Photo by Kevin MacCormack

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Countless Journeys Podcast

Listen in on these original interviews where guests share the obstacles—and the fun—they experienced on their way to building lives in Canada.

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A spotlight shines down on a microphone and stool in front of a brick wall. A red sign on the wall reads Countless Journeys Podcast 5.
25th anniversary of the Museum