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Thursday, 24 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE FIRST BLACK PEOPLE IN CANADA :
The first Black Person to set foot in Canada, was Mathieu de Costa who was traveling with Navigator Samuel de Champlach they arrive in Nova Scotia in 1603 and 1608. The first Black Person to live in Canada was a slave from Madagascar named Olivier Le Jeune, after him groups of Black People arrived in Canada in several waves, the first of these came as free persons serving in the French Army and Navy, though some were enslaved or indentured servants. At the time of the American Revolution Blacks in the United States had to decide were there future lay. Those loyal to the British Crown were called United Empire Loyalist and came North at the end of the American Revolution.