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Famous Black Canadians: 9/10: Rev. Addie Aylestock

Back to Ten Famous Black Canadians Reverend Addie Aylestock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_P0pQswIMgMabel Adeline “Addie” Aylestock was born on September 8, 1909, in the village of Glen Allan, Ontario, located about 40 minutes northwest of Kitchener. She was descended from black immigrant farmers who, in the 19th Century, settled what was known as the ‘Queen’s
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Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Prince Rupert of the Rhine The oldest name on our list of ‘Famous People who Canadian Places are Named After’ is that of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the namesake of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and of the vast district once controlled by the Hudson’s Bay Company: Rupert’s Land. The Winter Prince Prince
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Famous Black Canadians: 6/10: Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxTfYr-XZPQ Early Life Mary Ann Shadd was born to free black parents in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, on October 9, 1823. At that time, slavery was legal in the state of Delaware. Shadd's parents were abolitionists who opposed slavery. For several years, their Delaware home served as a station on the
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Famous Black Canadians: 5/10: John Ware

John Ware In 1874, the North West Mounted Police marched from Manitoba to a lawless frontier- a land which would one day become Southern Alberta. With tact and diplomacy, they quickly brought law and order to Canada's Wild West. By the late 1870's, the buffalo which once dominated the Canadian prairies were
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Famous Black Canadians: 3/10: Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy If you live in Canada, America, or the United Kingdom, chances are you've heard somebody refer to something as "the Real McCoy." This strange idiom, synonymous with "the real deal," is used to describe things that are original and genuine. For example, if your friend questions the authenticity of
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