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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Black History Speaker Series: ‘Sale of Said Negro Woman’: Chloe Cooley and the Enslaved Black People in Niagara

On March 14, 1793, Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman in Niagara was bound and taken across the Niagara River by her enslaver to be sold in New York. Cooley was one of many Black women, men and children held as chattel in the Niagara region. This intriguing session alongside Natasha Henry will explore their lives and experiences and the role of slavery in Upper Canada.

About the speaker: Natasha Henry is a historian and educator. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario. Natasha is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. Her publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012), a number of youth-focused titles and several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian History. Through her various professional, academic and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve and disseminate the histories of Black Canadians.

Date & Time:
March 30, 2022 7:00 pm





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