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Emancipation Day 2018

Ontario Black History Society

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Emancipation Day 2018

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****Deadline for RSVP is July 20th****

Ontario Black History Society Freedom Festivals:

On August 1st, 1834 – The Slavery Abolition Act, also known as 'Emancipation Day', secured the freedom of people of African origin throughout the British Empire which included Canada! Join the OBHS in our annual celebration of freedom with a series of events. This event will take place on Wednesday August 1st at Artscape Sandbox at 6:00pm.

Come out and enjoy remarks from our Keynote Speaker, Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard and talented artists from the city. We will also be screening a preview of the upcoming Marcus Garvey Film, by Roy Anderson, you don't want to miss out! There will also be musical performances to look forward to and light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. 

For additional invites or any inquries regarding the event, contact the OBHS offices @ 416-867-9420 or email us at
Can't wait to see you!

Ontario Black History Society
10 Adelaide Street, East, Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1J3
Tel - 416-867-9420
Have questions about Emancipation Day 2018? Contact Ontario Black History Society

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Artscape Sandbox
301 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 2E8

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.

The Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through:

Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation.

Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field.

Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular.

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