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August 02, 2014
Celebrate Emancipation Day at Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site on August 2

Join us at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site for Emancipation Day – an annual celebration of hope and freedom commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire

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Welcome to Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site!

Visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and discover how Josiah Henson’s dramatic experiences made him one of the most famous Canadians of his day ...

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School groups visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site each year, where they can gain an understanding of the Underground Railroad movement through a variety of interactive, exciting and thought-provoking educational programs for students, designed in consultation with Ontario curriculum guidelines ...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Rev. Josiah Henson (1796-1883). Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and his work in the Underground Railroad, Henson rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Henson's dramatic experiences in slavery and his abolitionist work in Canada helped make him renowned throughout the world.

Explore the fascinating Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and learn about the unique heritage of Ontario’s Black community.

Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
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