Around here, we celebrate Emancipation Day. Read about the history of Emancipation Day in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean and why this year we need to celebrate it more than ever.
Category: On This Day Series
On This Day (No. 3) – Remembering Marvin Gaye
On April 1, 1984, Motown and soul artist Marvin Gaye died of a gunshot wound to the heart. This was just one day before his 45th birthday.
On This Day (No. 2) – Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade
On March 25, 1807, Britain prohibited the slave trade in the United Kingdom by enacting the Slave Trade Act. Learn more about this historic event and modern forms of slavery.
On This Day (No. 1) – The Shooting of Stephen Clark
On March 18, 2018, in Sacramento, California, police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Clark, who was a 22-year-old African-American man, was unarmed.