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ROM Apology


On November 9, 2016 in Toronto, ON, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) issued the following statement at a reconciliation event with the Coalition for the Truth about Africa (CFTA), held at the Museum earlier this evening:

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Poetry


Breaking Chains (Toronto: Weelahs Publications, 1983).
Red Caterpillar on College Street (Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1989).
Memories Have Tongue [Casa de las Americans Finalist] (Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1992).
Utterances and Incantations; Women, Poetry, and Dub (Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1999).
Copper Woman (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2006).

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Fiction


The Young Phillis Wheatley ( Toronto: KidsCan Press, 2009).
The Young Henry Bibb (Toronto: KidsCan Press, 2009).

Poet Afua Cooper draws from her wide knowledge of history – personal and monumental – to evoke the ancestors, vistas of her childhood, memories of family and powerful passion…

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Historical Works


The Hanging of Angélique, The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal (Toronto: HarperCollins, 2006).
The Underground Railroad, Next Stop: Toronto (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2002).
We’re Rooted here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994; reprint 1999). Winner of the Joseph Brant Award for History.

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Research


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Performances


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Exhibits


Exhibits
A Glimpse of Black Life in Victorian Toronto: 1850-1860, 2002.
The Underground Railroad, Next Stop: Freedom, 2002.
Paths to Freedom: The Josiah Henson Story, 2006.
Enslaved Africans in Upper Canada (Consultant), Archives of Ontario, 2007.
1858-2008: A Photo History of Black People in British Columbia, 2009.

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