Called Refugee Negroes, 3,600 runaways from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Georgia, who had walked to the British lines to obtain their freedom, were evacuated from the United States during the War of 1812. About two thousand were sent to Nova Scotia and seven hundred to Trinidad. Only ninety-five migrated to the West Indian island. Today, the majority of the Nova Scotians of African origin trace their ancestry back to the Refugee Negroes.
1 January 1851: First Issue of Bibb's Voice of the Fugitive Henry Bibb was a rebellious slave who escaped to Detroit around 1840 and began speaking publicly against slavery and organizing abolitionist groups. A decade later he moved to Windsor, Canada and founded the Voice of the Fugitive, which reported on the Underground Railroad and colonization schemes.
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Michaëlle Jean was a refugee from Haiti, coming to #anada in 1968, and was raised in the town of Thetford Mines. After receiving a number of university degrees, Jean worked as a journalist and broadcaster for Radio-Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as undertaking charity work, mostly in the field of assisting victims of domestic violence. In 2005, she was appointed governor general by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.