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Erasing Slavery in Canadian History

Join Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson, Provost Professor of Art History (UMass Amherst) in conversation with Dr. Jean-Blaise Samou, Associate Professor, Francophone and Intercultural Studies as they discuss the Erasure of Canadian Slavery.


When: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (EST)/ 6:00pm – 7:30 p.m. (AST)

Where: In person – SMU Scotiabank Theatre (Sobey School of Business), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, OR

Where: Remotely: via Zoom (meeting link: ) / Meeting ID: 870 2835 6414

Cost: Free

Contact: (902)420-5400


What: Public Discussion – Erasing Slavery in Canadian History: A Conversation with Dr. Charmaine Nelson

Topic: Canada enjoys the mythic image of a haven where enslaved Black people could find refuge through the Underground Railroad. However, historians now reveal Slavery as “Canada’s best-kept secret”. What’s the real story of slavery in Canada and why is it important to discuss it today? Join us in-person or online to learn more.

Speaker: Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson is a Provost Professor of Art History and the founding Director of the Slavery North Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which supports research and research-creation on the study of Canadian Slavery and slavery in the US North.


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