Wilberforce Settlement

Wilberforce Settlement

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Please remember to pay close attention to dates as they will be important to future posts. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, on January 1st, 1829 ...

By the end of the 18th century, there were more than 40 Black communities in Upper Canada. Life was uncertain in these early settlements. One of the first sizeable Black communities was Wilberforce, founded by Cincinnati Blacks. It was poorly managed and financially troubled and after only six years disbanded.

 

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