Tag Archives: race relations

Welcome to Canada: A Story from the First Year of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

Edward Dunsworth It started as the most mundane of requests. One evening in late September, after a long day’s work, a light bulb flickered out in the dormitory that housed Carlton Robinson[i] and twelve other Jamaican men for the duration of their contract work on a farm in Vanessa, Ontario, about 65 kilometers southwest of Hamilton. For unclear reasons, it… Read more »

Podcast: A Tale of Two Empires: Race and Revolution in the 1860s Caribbean

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode-08-Melania-Newton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Melanie Newton delivered her talk “A Tale of Two Empires: Race and Revolution in the 1860s Caribbean.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Six: The Black Panthers in Saskatchewan

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dawn-Flood.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I often say that Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is one of my favourite cities in the country – in part because of the way it has capitalized on Al Capone and the possibility that the legendary Chicago gangster conducted business in the city in the 1920s and 1930s. This is perhaps best… Read more »