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I'd like to
thank everyone who enjoyed last weeks' info on Emancipation
Day. We receive a lot of positive feedback from the
community. Below I have included some more interesting
info. about Emancipation Day from Rosemary
Ontario Black History Society. I found this information very
interesting and informative. I feel it's very important to
know our history. Remember "INFORMATION IS
POWER". See her information below.
a sad note we at Arious Entertainment would like to send our
condolences to the family of Ronnie Clauzel aka Dread Ron.
Mr Clauzel was killed in a tragic car accident on July 15th 2003.
Anyone wishing to contact the family call Zoey/Nesha @
202-276-2607 or 301-927-8721
weekend there are lots of nice events going on all over.
Saturday in Wilmington Delaware is the 9th Annual Peoples Festival
a tribute to Bob Marley. Bob spent some of his early years
in Wilmington Del. So this will be a great way to celebrate
Reggae music in the former hometown of Bob Marley. This is an
outdoor event/Festival complete with lots of fun for the entire
Also on Saturday
in Baltimore Mark Kendal and his organization West Indian National
Assoc. presents the 24th
Annual Trinidad & Tobago Round Robin Soccer Tournament
Celebrating T&T Independence. So if you're a soccer
fan this event is always fun. If you go out tell Mark you
heard about it from Arious Entertainment. See details below.
night another great Reggae show comes to the Crossroad in
Bladensburg MD. This is one you don't want to miss. Glen
Washington live in concert. If you like positive reggae
music this is where you need to be Saturday night. The
Crossroads has some great shows Coming thru in August &
September stay tuned for more info or check www.crossroadsclub.com
should know that the British Imperial Act was passed in July 1833 and, as
was the case in those times, the law did not go into effect until one year
later when notice would have been received in all of Britain's colonies
around the world. August 1st was celebrated right away, that is in
1834, in Canada and other countries. Canada had slavery and while
there may have been few still enslaved by 1833, this act still impacted
their lived. However, in some places where interpretations and other
political activities created a sort of graduated freedom with full
Emancipation not being achieved until 1838 - especially in countries like
Jamaica, there was a 4 year lag. Emancipation Day was celebrated in
Canada to mark the abolition of slavery and to rejoice in the freedom of
those in the Caribbean and around the world.
When Nyahuma Obika of the Caribbean Historical Society of Trinidad and
Tobago sought to have the initiative of his organization to
internationalize the celebration of August 1st Emancipation Day, he came
to Toronto, and it was here through letters that I myself wrote, that the
first international observance of August 1st Emancipation Day was
celebrated, then with the Metropolitan Toronto level, then with the
nation's capital Ottawa - all with the assistance and involvement of the
Ontario Black History Society. Later, the Ontario Black History
Society still supporting and working in co-operation with the initiative
of the CHS, was successful in having August 1st celebrated by the Province
of Ontario. (see Bill 46 below: to search check Emancipation Day Toronto,
Bill 0046 of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario) A declaration for
the nation, for Canada is pending. Ghana was much later...and is the
first African country - but there was a North American country that you
On my recent visit to the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the
West Indies, as well as other venues, I was pleased to inform my audience
of the role that Canada has played in celebrating Emancipation Day since
1834 for themselves and in solidarity with others.
Emancipation Day is not just a Caribbean phenomenon, nor is it an African
and Caribbean phenomenon. It was a global issue and should now be a
global celebration. At our International August 1st Emancipation Day
event, the OBHS included the diplomatic core ( eg. Senegal, Jamaica,
Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago), a range of speakers hailing
from Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States, and participants from
all over the world.
For your information
Ontario Black History Society
10 Adelaide St. E., Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1J3
OBHS Tel: 416 867-9420
OBHS Fax: 416 867-8691
OBHS Website: www.blackhistorysociety.ca
OBHS Archival Collection: www.collections.ic.gc.ca/OBHO
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Annual Trinidad & Tobago Round Robin Soccer Tournament
Celebrating T&T Independence
Harford Road and Chesterfield Ave., Baltimore, Md.
8:00 am to
& Drinks on Sale!
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SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH
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Special Announcement from
people, One Culture, One Caribbean, One Nation)
are happy to announce that Carib Nation, the most watched
Caribbean television program in the world, will now be seen at 6pm
on Mondays, starting July 14th , 2003, on PBS affiliate WHUT,
Howard University Television, Channel 32 (or check your local
Nation will continue its run on Saturdays up to August 30th.
Now Showing on CaribNation TV
are please to announced the showing of the third of twelve
episodes on Belize. This episode is schedule for Saturday, August
9th, 8:30am, and Monday, August 11th, 2003, 6pm on PBS
Station WHUT-32. The title of this episode: "Belizean Artist
Extra ordinaries, George Gabb."