County celebrates Black History Month with special presentation on Canfield’s ties to Underground Railroad

County celebrates Black History Month with special presentation on Canfield’s ties to Underground Railroad
HALDIMAND—Shown above is a screenshot of the online portal to Haldimand County Museums’ Black History Month presentation. Having launched February 10, 2021, this presentation was researched and recorded by local historian Sylvia Weaver and covers the origins of the slave trade in North America through to the creation of the Underground Railroad. Weaver has long been interested in sharing this important history, particularly its connection to Canfield, and was instrumental in helping organize the installation of the Black Settlement Marker in Canfield in 2017.

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—February is Black History Month. Haldimand Museums and Heritage Haldimand have partnered to present an online historical telling of black freedom seekers who came to Canfield via the Underground Railroad more than 150 years ago.

The online presentation is researched and narrated by well-known local historian Sylvia Weaver, who has been working to share and recognize this important history for years, including through the installation of a Black Settlement Marker and Memorial Plaque in Canfield Park in 2017.

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