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[url=http://www.thestar.com/living/article/298522]Saving Slave History[/url]
There was a recently locally produced book on the city of Owen Sound called [b] “Owen Sound: The Port City”[/b] by Paul White that had a good section of black and native history.
It was an enjoyable read. I would recommend it.
Here is a previous thread I started on [LIST][url=http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=002417]Early Black Settlements In Ontario[/url][/LIST]
[url=http://www.bupipedream.com/020219/news/n4.html]The village of Priceville tried to bury its founding by black pioneers. [/url]
Some say only the dead in this town can speak the truth about how a virtually all-black settlement in Canada turned virtually all-white. But then, some of the living won’t let them.
ahhh yes and don't take my pride in our Black History Carin as a symbol that all was 'perfect' in our fair city.
I might go as far as questioning the motives since this has been driven by the tourism division....
But at the same time, I know the artist and she's a incredible woman. And it is making the city acknowledge the bad along with the good.
I am aware of the wrong doings against blacks in Owen Sound. I have heard about the living conditions of Mudville in the early 1900s.
Mudtown remains, in name, as well as a low income area.
It is very much still a white city. But interestingly enough, in my experience, people are very aware of racism and work hard to accept people of all backgrounds and colours....except the First Nations.
It's really interesting how we don't have hate crimes against anyone but First Nations.
I was not aware there was a difference in the amount of racism between First Nations and other culture backgrounds in Owen Sound.
I've spoken with visible minorities and they have not identified a racist attitude towards them, but I have also seen the rampant racisim towards FN
The hatred you see here towards FN people is the same hatred you see against the lowest caste of people in India.
It is very similar - there's a sense that they are less than human, not just different, but non-human different.
Yes, what's interesting too is that even on a one to one level non aboriginal Canadians whose families have been here for more than two generations see you as either coming from a line of FN who were all Chiefs and Indian Princessess or from drunken Indians.
[url=http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=889805&auth=JONAT... Roots celebrating county's black roots; Museum brings back From Slavery to Freedom exhibit for Black History Month[/url]