Speaker: Michael Brown, Oakville Historical Society

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Date(s) - Monday, February 29, 2016
7:00 pm

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Organization: Maple Grove United Church

Description: Michael Brown will speak about Oakville’s role as a gateway to Canada for African-Americans, who were escaping slavery during the 1830’s. He will also outline how community members offered hospitality to those escaping slavery. A biographical sketch of Oakville’s early black citizens will be given.

A discussion to follow on how Oakville citizens are helping those fleeing persecution today, especially refugees from Syria and the Middle East.

Link: http://maplegroveunitedchurch.org

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