John’s Believe It Or Not… July 9th

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* 1793 – John Graves Simcoe passes Act Against Slavery.

On March 14, 1793, Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman in Queenston, Upper Canada, was bound and thrown in a boat to be taken across the river and sold in the United States. She resisted fiercely; Peter Martin, a free Black man, noticed her screams and struggles and brought a witness, William Grisley, to report the incident to Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 9th”