Black history The goal was our freedom For many American slaves, Windsor Essex and Chatham-Kent offered what they yearned for most: a new life of freedom. Our region played a proud and pivotal role in the Underground Railroad movement, helping thousands escape the brutality of slavery.

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Amherstburg Freedom Museum

277 King St, Amherstburg, ON

On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 the Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be re-opened its doors and would like to…

John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum

859 Puce Rd, Lakeshore, ON, N0R 1A7

The John Freeman Walls Historic Site is family owned and operated. Meet descendants of the Underground Railroad as…

Museum Windsor – Chimczuk Museum

401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1

Please note that Museum Windsor – Chimczuk will be closed until December 31, 2020 with an unknown re-opening…

Sandwich First Baptist Church

3652 Peter Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1J7

Sandwich First Baptist Church is the oldest active black church in Canada. A group of former slaves, led…

Tower of Freedom Underground Railroad Monument

Created by sculptor Ed Dwight and donated to the City of Windsor by Caesars Windsor in 2001 during…

Buxton National Site & Historic Museum

21975 A.D. Shadd Road North, Buxton, ON, N0P 1Y0

“There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort, everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want, nowhere….

Chatham-Kent Black History Society

177 King Street East, Chatham, ON, N7M 3N1

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is a non-profit registered charity, which was founded in 1992 and incorporated in…

Puce River Black Community Cemetery

972-1100 County Road 42, Lakeshore, Ontario, N0R 1C0

While the first Blacks arrived in the Puce River area during the 1830s, the community owed its existence…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson.  Recognized for his contributions to the…

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