In 2017, Canada is celebrating its multicultural heritage as part of its 150th birthday celebrations. This talk looks at how Scottish immigrants, abolitionists and politicians utilised the efforts of African Americans to make Upper Canada (now Ontario) the first territory in the British Empire to effectively abolish slavery. Presented by Dr Paula Dumas, University of Glasgow.
The lunchtime talks are taking place at the GoMA, the former home of William Cunninghame, a Scottish tobacco merchant who came to dominate and profit form the transatlantic slave trade.
We are fortunate to have Dr Paula Dumas who is an expert in her field delivering this lunchtime talk. Places are limited and booking is essential.