The C.O.W.S. w/ Afua Cooper: The Hanging of Angélique

Tuesday, July 12th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific


The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Afua Cooper live from Canada. The James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Professor Cooper’s research interests are African Canadian studies, with specific regard to the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada and the Black Atlantic. Additionally, she founded the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), which she currently chairs. We’ll discuss her 2006 publication, The Hanging Of Angélique: Canada, Slavery And The Burning Of Montreal. Professor Cooper documents the deliberate concealed history of slavery in Canada as well as the life of a black female slave who was tortured and killed for attempting to escape and burning down a significant portion of early Montreal in the process. We’ll connect this history to the current regime of White Supremacy in Canada. We’ll also get her thoughts on Black Lives Matter: Toronto as well as how Canadians have been affected by US presidential candidate Donald Trump and the recent Dallas, Texas shootings.


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