Backyard Talk at the Dundas Museum

On Tuesday, August 16th at 7 pm, join us in the Dundas Museum and Archives’ backyard for a talk by professor Natasha Henry-Dixon, titled “I Will Use My Freedom Well”: Emancipation Day and the Practice of Black Freedom in Canada.

We’re thrilled to have one of the foremost scholars of Ontario Black history at the Museum to share her knowledge, and hope to see you there!

Click here to reserve your seat!

Natasha Henry-Dixon is an assistant professor of African Canadian History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario. Publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012), several youth-focused titles, and entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories of Black Canadians.

Her dissertation work was summarized in the website One Too Many: Enslaved Africans in Early Ontario 1760-1834. Natasha can be found on Twitter @NHenryFundi and shares resources for teaching Black history on her website, Teaching African Canadian History.

Funding for this event is provided by the Hamilton Community Foundation Dougher Fund.