Coming 11 November, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Slavery in Ontario
‘The Dearness of Labour’: Enslaved Labourers in Colonial Ontario
Natasha Henry will discuss her PhD research on the Black people enslaved in colonial Ontario and how their lives as forced labourers enriched settler families and the development of the province. Natasha will share narratives of enslaved individuals to counter Black fungibility and restore the humanity of the enslaved. PANELIST
Natasha Henry is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. She is an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant, specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African Diasporic experience. She is the author of Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (January 2012), Early Societies: Africa, China, and Europe (2013).