Category Archives: African Canadian History

“bad characters”: The Execution of George & Rufus Hamilton in Fredericton, 1949

by Michael Boudreau The execution of George and Rufus Hamilton in Fredericton at 2:00am on 26 July 1949, the last execution in New Brunswick’s capital, underscores Constance Backhouse’s assertion that the legal system “played a principal and dominant role in … Continue reading

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Black Women and the Civil Rights Movement in Nova Scotia

By Claudine Bonner The 1960s and 1970s was an era of transformation and awakening for many young people, and especially for the African-descended peoples across the Diaspora.[1] To date, most scholarship focuses on how the American Black Power movement served … Continue reading

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