'We honour them... we rise' — Hamilton's Black community celebrates Emancipation Day

Hamilton’s Black community paid tribute on Saturday to their ancestors who fought to end of slavery.

The Emancipation Day event hosted by the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association Hamilton (ACCA) included speeches, drumming and poetry, all of which commemorated the abolition of slavery across British colonies on Aug. 1, 1834.

It comes during a civil rights movement that has seen demonstrations from Black Lives Matter and other activist groups pushing to end systemic injustices against Black…

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