20 | Black on the Prairies with Omayra Issa

20 | Black on the Prairies with Omayra Issa

May 19, 2021

Show notes

In the decades following the Civil War, thousands of freed slaves journeyed north to the plains provinces of Canada to escape the institutional racism of Jim Crow and achieve their own “American Dream.” In doing so, they both paved the way for future Black migrations and entangled themselves in Canada’s own colonialist legacy. CBC journalist Omayra Issa joins us to discuss “Black on the Prairies,” her groundbreaking series exploring the role of Black Canadians in settling the west, as well as their future in a nation (and a world) caught between conflicting desires to welcome migrants and securing the borders at all cost.

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Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay

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Omayra Issa

Omayra Issa

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