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Slavery is Canada's best‑kept secret

Posted by SOSA Webteam on June 28, 2018 in News, Research
Dr. Afua Cooper
Dr. Afua Cooper

SOSA professor Dr. Afua Cooper features prominently in this powerful and timely radio documentary on CBC Radio's Ideas about the "secret" of Canada's history of slavery, along with Black scholars from several other universities. "Hiding two centuries of slavery requires some effort, and it is a collective silence that historian Afua Cooper calls the 'erasure of blackness.'" This is part 1 of a two-part series; the second part will be aired on July 5.